Gold Line service delays continue

Power outages impacting several traffic signal systems at grade crossings of the Metro Gold Line in the San Gabriel Valley area are causing delays in train service of up to 15 to 20 minutes.

As a safety measure, Metro Gold Line trains will stop before proceeding at the rail crossings. Metro Rail personnel are on scene to monitor the crossings and direct traffic.

Customers are reminded to allow extra travel time on all light rail lines and buses today. The widespread power outages in San Gabriel Valley communities continue to cause bus delays.

For updates and immediate system status, follow @metroLAalerts on Twitter. Service alerts are also updated on the Metro.net homepage and the mobile version of Metro.net.


High winds impact Gold Line service

A toppled tree claimed two trucks in Pasadena. Photo by Steve Hymon/Metro.

The Santa Ana winds that began last evening and continue today — at this moment they’re blowing strong in Pasadena — may impact Metro Rail and bus service throughout the day.

At this time there are five to 10 minute delays on the Gold Line. And please allow for extra time on all rail lines and bus routes that could be impacted by downed trees and other debris.

The best way to get the latest updates is to subscribe to Metro’s Twitter feed. Service alerts are also updated on the Metro.net homepage and the mobile version of Metro.net.


Metro buses and trains on holiday schedule on Thanksgiving

All Metro operated buses and Metro Rail trains that include the Metro Red, Purple, Blue, Green and Gold Lines trains will be operating on a Sunday schedule on Thursday, November 24, Thanksgiving Day.

For route and schedule information go to metro.net or call 323.GO.METRO (323.466.3876). Regular service will be operating on Friday.

Sunset Boulevard bridge closure planned again tonight

Work began last night and is expected to continue tonight. Details:

The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project contractor will implement a full closure of the Sunset Boulevard Bridge between Barrington Avenue and Veteran Avenue starting Thursday, November 17, 2011 for two consecutive nights to facilitate utility work on Sunset Boulevard and Church Lane.

What:  Full Sunset Boulevard closure for utility work

When:    Work is anticipated to start on Thursday, November 17, 2011 for two consecutive nights.  Work hours are from 10pm to 6am, weather permitting.

Where:  Sunset Boulevard between Barrington Avenue and Veteran Avenue

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Bus shuttles to replace Blue Line service in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 20

The reason: more work on the junction of the Blue Line and future Expo Line. Here’s the news release:

Due to continued construction work for the new Expo Line in the downtown Los Angeles area, service on the Metro Blue line will be replaced with bus shuttles on Sunday, Nov. 20.

Expo construction crews will continue their work integrating the Expo Line rail system into the existing Metro Blue Line system that will necessitate the closure of the downtown Los Angeles segment of the Metro Blue Line and the use of buses to transport Metro Blue Line passengers between the Washington Station and 7th/Metro Center Station.

No Metro Blue Lines trains will operate between the 7th Street/Metro Center Station and the Washington Station on Sunday, Nov. 20. Metro Blue Line trains will operate on normal schedules from the Washington Station to Long Beach. Patrons are advised to allow up to 40 additional minutes to complete their trip. Normal Metro Blue Line service will resume with the start of morning service on Monday, Nov. 21.

Stations impacted due to the partial Blue Line closure include 7th Street Metro Center, Pico, Grand and San Pedro. For specific route and schedule information visit metro.net.