720 detouring along Santa Monica Blvd between Barrington and Bundy due to LAFD Activity

Due to an earlier fire near Barrington and Wilshire, Line 720 will detour along Santa Monica Blvd between Barrington Ave and Bundy Dr. The detour is expected to last until approximately 6 p.m. or until the affected segment of Wilshire Blvd is reopened. Here are the details of the detour route:

720 Westbound: L-Barrington, R-Santa Monica, R-Bundy, L-Wilshire then normal route.

720 Eastbound: R-Bundy, L-Santa Monica, L-Barrington, R-Wilshire and normal route.

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UPDATE: Blue Line resuming normal service

UPDATE 4:56 p.m. The Blue Line is resuming normal service after an earlier disabled train at Florence/Firestone junction was cleared. Metro thanks those affected for their patience.

For up-to-the-minute status updates, follow Metro on Twitter @metrolosangeles or @metroLAalerts.

Service Alert: Major delays on Blue Line due to disabled train

The Blue Line is currently experiencing delays of up to 20 minutes due to a disabled train near the Florence/Firestone track junction.

Trains are sharing one track from Willowbrook Station to Washington Station. Due to rail congestion, some southbound trains are turning back at Washington Station, northbound trains at Willowbrook Station. Please follow station announcements.

Customers are encouraged to use alternate routes. From 7th/Metro use the Metro Silver Line, Metro Bus 450 to Green Line Harbor Fwy Station or Metro Bus 460 to Green Line Norwalk Station. The freeway upcharge for the Silver Line is waived with valid TAP card.

For up-to-the-minute status updates, follow Metro on Twitter @metrolosangeles or @metroLAalerts.

Service Advisory: Blue Line every 20-24 minutes Sunday morning, Sept. 29

This Sunday, Sept. 29, the Blue Line will run every 20-24 minutes from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. due to a planned train evacuation drill between Compton and Willowbrook stations involving Metro Operations, the LA County Sheriffs Department, and the Compton Fire Department. During this time, Blue Line service will share one track between Compton and Artesia stations.

Metro regularly conducts drills, in partnership with other responding agencies, to prepare for a variety of possible future incidents.

Announcements will be made at Blue Line stations. You can also follow real-time alerts on Twitter or check Metro’s Service Advisories page. Please plan ahead and expect extended wait times if you will be taking the Blue Line this Sunday morning.

Regular weekend service will resume on the Blue Line after 10 a.m.

Buses to detour for upcoming Jimmy Kimmel Live concerts, use Red Line to avoid traffic

Jimmy Kimmel Live is hosting two free concerts next Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 23 and 24 (Paul McCartney and Justin Timberlake, respectively), and a segment of Hollywood Boulevard will be closed to accommodate the crowds.

The concerts are set to start at 4:30 p.m. both nights. Hollywood Blvd. will be closed from Highland Ave. to Sycamore Ave. Expect bus detours and delays due to the street closure. Bus lines affected include 212, 217, 222 and 780; check the Service Advisories page for more details.

If you’re planning on attending, go Metro to beat the traffic. The Red Line drops you off right at Hollywood/Highland in the middle of all the action.

Gold Line back in service this morning

The Gold Line is back in regular service this morning after a long police investigation of a shooting near Maravilla Station in East Los Angeles on Tuesday.

For up-to-the-minute information, follow Metro on Twitter @metrolosangeles or @metroLAalerts.

Service disruption on Eastside Gold Line

UPDATE: Service should be normal Wednesday morning but please check our Twitter feed for any further updates.

Here is the latest from Metro’s Twitter feed:

Bus shuttles replace Gold Line btwn Indiana + Atlantic due to police activity near Maravilla. Use Montebello Bus Line 40 on 3rd as alt. ^ST

Montebello Bus Line 40 is also an alternative; here’s a map.

This is due to a police investigation of an incident that happened near the tracks — not on Metro property.

The best way to get up-to-date service alerts is to follow Metro’s general Twitter feed or Metro’s Service Alert Twitter feed, which only includes service alerts.