Transit forecast for Thursday, Oct. 14

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


Shots fired into Metro bus at Inglewood bus stop kills passenger in what police are calling 'gang-related' shooting

Shots fired into a Metro bus at approximately 3:03 p.m. injured a passenger on board Line 115 in what Inglewood police are saying appears to be a gang-related shooting. The bus operator and 15 to 20 other passengers on board were not injured.  Police said a male approached the bus at a bus stop on the northeast corner of Manchester Blvd. at Crenshaw, firing several rounds into the right side of the bus and injuring an 18-year-old male who was transported to  Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.  He later died of his injuries. Line 115 runs between Norwalk and Playa del Rey. The bus was westbound on Manchester Blvd. at the time of incident.

Skirball Bridge demolition schedule has changed due to early completion of work on section over southbound lanes of I-405 freeway

The schedule and associated closures for the Skirball Bridge demolition and reconstruction work activity has changed due to the contractor’s early completion of work on the section of the bridge that is located over the southbound I-405 freeway. The demolition work over this section of the Skirball Bridge has been completed earlier than planned.

For tonight, Wednesday, October 13, the contractor will now begin work to demolish the north side of the Skirball Bridge that is located over the northbound I-405 freeway, as the remaining schedule of work has been moved up by one day. The updated schedule and closures for this work activity for today are as follows:

•Full directional northbound freeway closure from 12 am to 5 am from Getty Center Drive to Ventura Blvd.

•The southbound HOV and #1 lane will be closed at 11 pm to 6 am

•Skirball Center Drive Bridge will be closed from 10 pm to 6 am

•Northbound Skirball on- and off-ramps will be closed from 7 pm to 6 am

•Southbound Skirball on- and off-ramps will be closed from 7 pm to 6 am

Work will take place between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. over the next three nights period. Actual bridge demolition is planned between 12 a.m. and 5 a.m. Two nights of bridge abutment demolition are planned approximately one month later. While the bridge will be closed during night-time demolition, it will be opened again to thru traffic by 6 a.m. the next morning.

Access to surrounding local streets, the freeway and freeway ramps during demolition will be impacted.  To keep traffic moving, detours will be set up and traffic control officers will be stationed at critical locations to help direct traffic.  Detailed information on all closures, including recommended detours, will be made available in advance on metro.net/405.

During freeway closures, Sepulveda Boulevard will remain open and can be used as a primary detour route. Emergency vehicle access will be maintained at all times.

For additional project information and ongoing construction updates, visit www.metro.net/405 or call the project hotline at 213-922-3665.

Daily Transit Forecast for Wednesday, Oct. 13

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: full southbound 405 closure tonight for Skirball bridge demolition

Demolition of the Skirball Center Drive bridge over the 405 freeway begins tonight. The north side of the bridge is scheduled to be taken down first.

The bridge is being demolished and rebuilt as part of the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project, which will add a carpool lane to the northbound 405 between the 10 and 101 freeways, among other fixes.

The bridge is scheduled to be fully closed to traffic beginning at 10 p.m. and the southbound 405 from the 101 to the Getty/Sepulveda exit from midnight to 5 a.m.

Here’s the full list of closures. Frequent updates are also posted on the project’s Twitter page.

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.