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 or call 323.GO.METRO (323.466.3876). Regular service will be operating on Friday.

Full closures on 405 freeway late Tuesday night

Here’s the notice — the closure planned for tonight has been postponed.

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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

Night-time closures of Sepulveda Boulevard begins tonight between Montana and Sepulveda Way

Here’s the news release from Metro:

The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements contractor will remove the abutments on the east side of Sunset Boulevard Bridge in West Los Angeles, work that requires the night-time only closure of Sepulveda Boulevard between Montana Avenue and Sepulveda Way for three consecutive nights beginning Wednesday, November 16. Motorists will be required to detour around the area during the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

The contractor recently completed the demolition of the Sunset Boulevard Bridge spans over the I-405 freeway and Sepulveda Boulevard.  The Sunset Bridge’s north side reconstruction is anticipated to take twelve months.

What: Demolition of Sunset Boulevard Bridge abutments

When: Abutment demolition on the eastside of the bridge is scheduled for Wednesday, November 16, 2011 for three consecutive nights.  Demolition activities are from 11 p.m. through 6 a.m. Activities are weather permitting and subject to change.

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Reminder: more frequent night-time subway and Blue Line service is now in effect

The subway is now running twice as frequently at night. Photo by Alexbcthompson, via Flickr creative commons.

The new schedules began last night, with Red, Purple and Blue Line trains running every 10 minutes between 6 p.m. and midnight. It’s a demonstration project to see if the demand for better night service is really there.

Here are the new timetables: Red/Purple Line and Blue Line.

The trains are more frequent but shorter. Board Blue Line trains at the front of the platform and subway trains at the center, please!

And please let us know about the service and how it’s working or you.


Metrolink supplements limited train service on San Bernardino Line with buses first three weekends in November

Here’s the news release from Metrolink:

LOS ANGELES – Due to an annual track maintenance project, Metrolink train service will be limited on the San Bernardino Line on November 5-6, 12-13 and 19-20. While the buses provided by Metrolink will be used to provide transportation from San Bernardino County to Los Angeles County and back, these buses cannot be used for travel within San Bernardino County because different buses operate from each station.

During these closures, Metrolink will replace more than 9,000 railroad ties on the railroad tracks. This type of work is required annually to maintain the safest and smoothest commute. Metrolink will schedule closures when ridership is lowest to minimize the effect on the traveling public.

Train and bus info is after the jump.

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