Daily Transit Forecast, Oct. 12

For a complete list of planned service advisories please visit the Service Updates page on Metro.net. And for the latest service alerts follow @MetroLAalerts on Twitter.

Blue Line

Due to Expo construction work after 8:15pm, trains run every 30 minutes.  Northbound trains leave Transit Mall at 8:16pm, 8:46pm and every 30 minutes through 10:46pm, then 11:21pm. Trains from Transit Mall to Wardlow leave at 11:43pm, 12:13am, 12:43am, 1:18am, 1:25am and 1:43am. Southbound trains leave 7th St./Metro Center at 9:15pm, 9:45pm and every 30 minutes through 11:45pm, then 12:20am, 12:27am and 12:45am.

Dates: Through Oct. 14 Continue reading


Reminder: Skirball Center Drive bridge demolition work begins Tuesday night

As a result, there will be some full freeway closures on the 405 at night this week. Here’s the press release that we posted here last week.

The best place to get frequent closure and construction updates is the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvement Project’s Twitter feed.

Daily Transit Forecast for Monday, Oct. 11

For a complete list of planned service advisories please visit the Service Updates page on Metro.net. And for the latest service alerts follow @MetroLAalerts on Twitter.

Blue Line

Due to Expo construction work after 8:15pm, trains run every 30 minutes.  Northbound trains leave Transit Mall at 8:16pm, 8:46pm and every 30 minutes through 10:46pm, then 11:21pm. Trains from Transit Mall to Wardlow leave at 11:43pm, 12:13am, 12:43am, 1:18am, 1:25am and 1:43am. Southbound trains leave 7th St./Metro Center at 9:15pm, 9:45pm and every 30 minutes through 11:45pm, then 12:20am, 12:27am and 12:45am.

Dates: Through Oct. 14

Green Line

Due to track maintenance after 8:30pm, westbound trains will leave 8 minutes earlier than regular schedule.  Trains will depart Norwalk at 8:42pm, 9:02pm, 9:22pm and every 20 minutes until 12:02am, then regular schedule.

Dates: Through Oct. 14 Continue reading


CicLAvia today: game on!

In case you have somehow missed the news, 7.5 miles of streets in Los Angeles will be closed today for the benefit of cyclists and pedestrians. The event is called CicLAvia and it starts at 10 a.m. The above map shows the street closures.

As part of the event, there will be many Metro bus detours in effect on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For a full list of bus detours, click here.

To read more about the event and how to access it via Metro Rail, here’s an earlier post.

And here’s a good roundup of all the activities planned as part of the event at L.A. Streetsblog.


Daily Transit Forecast for Saturday, October 9

For a complete list of planned service advisories please visit the Service Updates page on Metro.net. And for the latest service alerts follow @MetroLAalerts on Twitter.

Blue Line

Due maintenance work after 8:15pm, northbound trains run 6 minutes later than regular schedule.  Northbound trains leave Transit Mall at 8:29pm, 8:50pm, 9:10pm, 9:30pm and every 20 minutes until 11:30pm, then 11:41pm, and regular schedule.

Dates: through October 9

CicLAvia bus detours

Just a reminder: there will be a lot of bus detours in effect on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. as part of the first CicLAvia event that will close about 7.5 miles of streets for cyclists and pedestrians.

For a full list of bus detours, click here. To read more about the event and how to access it via Metro Rail, here’s an earlier post.


Gold Line service update

Because of yesterday’s truck accident in Pasadena that damaged tracks in the 210 freeway median, the Gold Line will be running every 12 to 15 minutes through this morning’s commute. Trains will be single-tracking to the Sierra Madre Villa station and some trains this morning will be longer than usual to accommodate crowds because of the schedule change. Please use all doors.

UPDATE, 10:45 a.m. At Allen station, passengers will have to switch to a train across the platform to reach Sierra Madre Villa. It’s the same thing coming from Sierra Madre Villa. Trains are now running about five minutes behind schedule between Allen and Atlantic and about 15 minutes behind at Sierra Madre Villa while work continues on the tracks damaged yesterday.

Daily Transit Forecast for Friday, October 8

For a complete list of planned service advisories please visit the Service Updates page on Metro.net. And for the latest service alerts follow @MetroLAalerts on Twitter.

Blue Line

Due maintenance work after 8:15pm, northbound trains run 6 minutes later than regular schedule.  Northbound trains leave Transit Mall at 8:29pm, 8:50pm, 9:10pm, 9:30pm and every 20 minutes until 11:30pm, then 11:41pm, and regular schedule.

Dates: through October 9

Red/Purple Line

  • Due to maintenance after 8:30pm, trains will operate on a different schedule.   Westbound Red Line trains run 4 minutes earlier than regular schedule, leaving Union Station at 8:53pm, 9:13pm, 9:33pm and every 20 minutes until 11:53pm, then 12:17am.  Eastbound Red Line trains run 5 minutes later than regular schedule, leaving North Hollywood at 8:39pm, 8:59pm, 9:19pm and every 20 minutes until 11:39pm, then 12:02am and regular schedule. Purple Line NOT operating Union Station to Wilshire/Vermont; Purple Line Shuttle in effect Wilshire/Vermont to Wilshire/Western only.   Westbound Purple Line trains leave Wilshire/Vermont (upper platform) at 9:08pm, 9:28pm, 9:48pm and every 20 minutes until 11:48pm.  Eastbound Purple Line trains leave Wilshire/Western at 9:02pm, 9:22pm, 9:42pm and every 20 minutes until 12:02am.    Dates: today only
  • Due to ongoing inspection of rail cars, some subway trains on the Red and Purple lines may be shorter than normal this week.  Please plan to board trains at front of station for leading cars.  Please check destination of train. Trains are running at their normal speed and regular schedule. Dates: weekdays until further notice

List of ongoing service advisories after the jump. Continue reading

Update: Rail service restored to Gold Line

Metro Rail service has been restored between Allen Station and Sierra Madre Villa Station in the Pasadena area. Metro Gold Line trains are operating between these two stations on a single track. Patrons will be required to exit the train at Allen Station and board another Gold Line train to complete the trip to Sierra Madre Villa Station. The second track in the same area was damaged due to the big rig accident this morning and will remain out of service until further notice while crews repair the track. There is a five-minute delay along the remaining portion of the Metro Gold Line from Allen Station to Atlantic Station in East Los Angeles.

What was happening: Big rig truck overturns onto the Metro Gold Line tracks from the 210 freeway Thursday morning. No trains were involved

Gold Line update — major delays this morning

The Gold Line is only running between Atlantic and Memorial Park in downtown Pasadena this morning, due to an earlier accident on the 210 freeway in which a big rig flipped and is blocking the train’s right-of-way. No trains were involved.

As a result, there is no service between Lake Avenue and Sierra Madre Villa at this time. A bus bridge between the stations is being set up, but the Metro 181 bus or Foothill Transit 187 — both which run on Colorado Boulevard — can be used to travel between these stations. At this point, it appears it may take a few hours to clear the tracks.

Passengers at Memorial Park should use platform 1 to board trains.