Daily Transit Forecast for Thursday, Sept. 2

The Daily Transit Forecast is a new feature that we’re trying out to help keep transit riders informed of potential service issues. This feature is strictly in beta right now, and much of the information posted here can be found elsewhere on Metro.net, but the hope is that our daily updates will help you better prepare for your daily transit trips.

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.


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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 September 2

Gold Line

Due to maintenance after 9pm, Northbound trains from Union Station to Pasadena will leave 7 minutes later than regular schedule. Train will leave at 9:01pm, 9:21pm, 9:41pm and every 20 minutes through to last train at 12:01am.

Dates: through September 2

Line 28

Trips starting at Olympic & Muirfield at 3:13pm, 3:15pm, 3:19pm & 3:21pm will not operate. Please refer to the timetable for the regular schedule or call 1-800-266-6883 for general service information.

Dates: through September 10th

Line 30

The westbound stop at 1st St. & Judge John Aiso will be relocated one block north to Judge John Aiso and Temple St at existing stop serving Lines 40 and 42.

Dates: ongoing

Line 201

Effective March 15 and lasting approximately 4-6 months, the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP) will close Silver Lake Dr. between Angus St. and Rowena Ave. During this time, bus stops along this portion will not be served. The detour route below will be in effect.

Line 201 will use Silver Lake Blvd. from Silver Lake Dr. to Glendale Blvd. Buses will use Line 92 stops in both directions along the detour route.

Work schedules are subject to change. Look for brochures titled ‘Line 201 Service Change’ on buses. Click here to view map and additional information

Dates: ongoing

Line 460

Northbound Line 460 serving 37th Street Station will be rerouted due to Expo Light Rail construction at Adams Blvd & Flower St. Southbound buses are unaffected and will continue to serve 37th Street Station southbound platform.

Northbound buses will detour via 39th Street HOV off ramp to Figueroa St. Buses will make a northbound stop on Figueroa St at 37th St – Exposition Blvd, far side at existing stop serving Lines81, 102, 200, 442, and Metro Silver Line.

Dates: ongoing

Line 577X

Line 577X will be rerouted due to major construction activities at the interchange of the I-10/I-605 Freeways. At El Monte Station, passengers will now board and alight on the Lower Level Bus Plaza. Please note this line will no longer serve the Upper Level Bus Plaza at El Monte Station. Click here to view map and additional information.

Dates: ongoing

Daily Transit Forecast for Wednesday, September 1

The Daily Transit Forecast is a new feature that we’re trying out to help keep transit riders informed of potential service issues. This feature is strictly in beta right now, and much of the information posted here can be found elsewhere on Metro.net, but the hope is that our daily updates will help you better prepare for your daily transit trips.

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.


View Metro Daily Transit Forecast in a larger map

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 September 2

Gold Line

Due to maintenance after 9pm, Northbound trains from Union Station to Pasadena will leave 7 minutes later than regular schedule. Train will leave at 9:01pm, 9:21pm, 9:41pm and every 20 minutes through to last train at 12:01am.

Dates: through September 2

Line 28

Trips starting at Olympic & Muirfield at 3:13pm, 3:15pm, 3:19pm & 3:21pm will not operate. Please refer to the timetable for the regular schedule or call 1-800-266-6883 for general service information.

Dates: through September 10th

Line 30

The westbound stop at 1st St. & Judge John Aiso will be relocated one block north to Judge John Aiso and Temple St at existing stop serving Lines 40 and 42.

Dates: ongoing

Line 201

Effective March 15 and lasting approximately 4-6 months, the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP) will close Silver Lake Dr. between Angus St. and Rowena Ave. During this time, bus stops along this portion will not be served. The detour route below will be in effect.

Line 201 will use Silver Lake Blvd. from Silver Lake Dr. to Glendale Blvd. Buses will use Line 92 stops in both directions along the detour route.

Work schedules are subject to change. Look for brochures titled ‘Line 201 Service Change’ on buses. Click here to view map and additional information

Dates: ongoing

Line 460

Northbound Line 460 serving 37th Street Station will be rerouted due to Expo Light Rail construction at Adams Blvd & Flower St. Southbound buses are unaffected and will continue to serve 37th Street Station southbound platform.

Northbound buses will detour via 39th Street HOV off ramp to Figueroa St. Buses will make a northbound stop on Figueroa St at 37th St – Exposition Blvd, far side at existing stop serving Lines81, 102, 200, 442, and Metro Silver Line.

Dates: ongoing

Line 577X

Line 577X will be rerouted due to major construction activities at the interchange of the I-10/I-605 Freeways. At El Monte Station, passengers will now board and alight on the Lower Level Bus Plaza. Please note this line will no longer serve the Upper Level Bus Plaza at El Monte Station. Click here to view map and additional information.

Dates: ongoing

Daily Transit Forecast for Tuesday, August 31

The Daily Transit Forecast is a new feature that we’re trying out to help keep transit riders informed of potential service issues. This feature is strictly in beta right now, and much of the information posted here can be found elsewhere on Metro.net, but the hope is that our daily updates will help you better prepare for your daily transit trips.

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.


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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. Metro apologizes for the inconvenience.

Dates: today only

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 September 2

Gold Line

Due to maintenance after 9pm, Northbound trains from Union Station to Pasadena will leave 7 minutes later than regular schedule. Train will leave at 9:01pm, 9:21pm, 9:41pm and every 20 minutes through to last train at 12:01am.

Dates: through September 2

Line 28

Trips starting at Olympic & Muirfield at 3:13pm, 3:15pm, 3:19pm & 3:21pm will not operate. Please refer to the timetable for the regular schedule or call 1-800-266-6883 for general service information.

Dates: through September 10th

Line 30

The westbound stop at 1st St. & Judge John Aiso will be relocated one block north to Judge John Aiso and Temple St at existing stop serving Lines 40 and 42.

Dates: ongoing

Line 201

Effective March 15 and lasting approximately 4-6 months, the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP) will close Silver Lake Dr. between Angus St. and Rowena Ave. During this time, bus stops along this portion will not be served. The detour route below will be in effect.

Line 201 will use Silver Lake Blvd. from Silver Lake Dr. to Glendale Blvd. Buses will use Line 92 stops in both directions along the detour route.

Work schedules are subject to change. Look for brochures titled ‘Line 201 Service Change’ on buses. Click here to view map and additional information

Dates: ongoing

Line 460

Northbound Line 460 serving 37th Street Station will be rerouted due to Expo Light Rail construction at Adams Blvd & Flower St. Southbound buses are unaffected and will continue to serve 37th Street Station southbound platform.

Northbound buses will detour via 39th Street HOV off ramp to Figueroa St. Buses will make a northbound stop on Figueroa St at 37th St – Exposition Blvd, far side at existing stop serving Lines81, 102, 200, 442, and Metro Silver Line.

Dates: ongoing

Line 577X

Line 577X will be rerouted due to major construction activities at the interchange of the I-10/I-605 Freeways. At El Monte Station, passengers will now board and alight on the Lower Level Bus Plaza. Please note this line will no longer serve the Upper Level Bus Plaza at El Monte Station. Click here to view map and additional information.

Dates: ongoing

Daily Transit Forecast for August 30

The Daily Transit Forecast is a new feature that we’re trying out to help keep transit riders informed of potential service issues. This feature is strictly in beta right now, and much of the information posted here can be found elsewhere on Metro.net, but the hope is that our daily updates will help you better prepare for your daily transit trips.

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.


View Metro Daily Transit Forecast in a larger map

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 September 2

Gold Line

Due to maintenance after 9pm, Northbound trains from Union Station to Pasadena will leave 7 minutes later than regular schedule.  Train will leave at 9:01pm, 9:21pm, 9:41pm and every 20 minutes through to last train at 12:01am.

Dates: through September 2

Line 28

Trips starting at Olympic & Muirfield at 3:13pm, 3:15pm, 3:19pm & 3:21pm will not operate. Please refer to the timetable for the regular schedule or call 1-800-266-6883 for general service information.

Dates: through September 10th

Line 30

The westbound stop at 1st St. & Judge John Aiso will be relocated one block north to Judge John Aiso and Temple St at existing stop serving Lines 40 and 42.

Dates: ongoing

Line 201

Effective March 15 and lasting approximately 4-6 months, the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP) will close Silver Lake Dr. between Angus St. and Rowena Ave.  During this time, bus stops along this portion will not be served.  The detour route below will be in effect.

Line 201 will use Silver Lake Blvd. from Silver Lake Dr. to Glendale Blvd.  Buses will use Line 92 stops in both directions along the detour route.

Work schedules are subject to change. Look for brochures titled ‘Line 201 Service Change’ on buses. Click here to view map and additional information

Dates: ongoing

Line 460

Northbound Line 460 serving 37th Street Station will be rerouted due to Expo Light Rail construction at Adams Blvd & Flower St. Southbound buses are unaffected and will continue to serve 37th Street Station southbound platform.

Northbound buses will detour via 39th Street HOV off ramp to Figueroa St.  Buses will make a northbound stop on Figueroa St at 37th St – Exposition Blvd, far side at existing stop serving Lines81102200442, and Metro Silver Line.

Dates: ongoing

Line 577X

Line 577X will be rerouted due to major construction activities at the interchange of the I-10/I-605 Freeways.  At El Monte Station, passengers will now board and alight on the Lower Level Bus Plaza.  Please note this line will no longer serve the Upper Level Bus Plaza at El Monte Station.  Click here to view map and additional information.

Dates: ongoing

Obama is in town, traffic and bus service on the Westside impacted

Fair warning: President Obama is in town and his motorcade is messing up traffic and bus service.

Here’s the latest Metro service advisory:

Potential Westside delays due to Presidential motorcade; Metro buses will detour as necessary. Use Red/Purple Line when possible to avoid delays.

That’s as specific as it gets right now, just be prepared for an extended commute this evening.

Prop 8 ruling tomorrow; receive Metro service updates on Twitter

Many media outlets are reporting that a federal judge will rule Wednesday afternoon on the legality of Prop 8, which made same sex marriage illegal in California.

LAist is reporting that there could be two Prop 8 rallies tomorrow evening — one in West Hollywood, the other downtown L.A. near Olvera Street.

If Metro service is impacted, the best way to get Metro service updates is to follow the agency on Twitter. Our service alerts can be found on twitter.com/metrolaalerts and our regular account, twitter.com/metrolosangeles.


Work on demolition of Sunset Boulevard bridge extended by one night

Following six nights of Sunset Bridge demolition work that began Friday, July 23, the contractor for the northbound I-405 Sepulveda Pass carpool lane project will continue the demolition of the bridge for one additional night to remove center columns.

The work is anticipated to start tonight, July 29, for one night only between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Two nights of abutment demolition work will follow a month later.

There will be no full freeway closures for this added work but traffic lane reduction in the area of the I-405 and Sunset Boulevard will be implemented both north and south along the I-405 Freeway.

Ramp closures on the Sunset Bridge will be coordinated with Caltrans with ramp closures starting as early at 7 p.m. tonight. Pedestrians will be rerouted to an area outside the construction zone and traffic control officers will be on site to direct traffic.

Emergency access will be maintained on the bridge at all times. Detour maps are available at www.metro.net/405.

Demolition and subsequent reconstruction of the bridge – one of three bridges planned for replacement in the area – is the first major construction milestone for the 10-mile, $1 billion I-405 improvements project.  The replacement of the bridge is required to build a new northbound high-occupancy vehicle lane between the I-10 and U.S. 101 freeways.   Bridge columns will be repositioned to accommodate the additional freeway lane created by the project.   Continue reading

Taking down a bridge

Here are some photos of the demolition of the Sunset Boulevard bridge over the 405 freeway that began this past weekend. The bridge is being widened and rebuilt as part of the project to add a carpool lane on the northbound 405 between the Santa Monica and Ventura freeways.

A hoe dam pulls down steel rebar hanging from the Sunset Bridge. Sparks from acetylene torches indicate where rebar is being cut. The metal will be recycled.

Looking from the southeast, this views shows two water trucks on Sunset Bridge and the closure of the northbound lanes. The section of the bridge over the northbound I-405 was demolished first. Demolition of the span over southbound lanes began Sunday, July 25. All demolition occurs at night to limit restrictions on the highway’s capacity.

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Sunset Boulevard bridge, once upon a time

Photo credit: Caltrans

Demolition — or reconstruction, depending on your point of view — of the Sunset Boulevard bridge over the 405 freeway began over the weekend. Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky’s website has a nice story with photos of the bridge when it was shiny and new and the freeway wasn’t disguising itself as a parking lot on a daily basis.

You can also see history photos at the Los Angeles Public Library’s photo collection website. Click here and do a keyword search for “405 freeway.”

The bridge is being taken down and rebuit as part of the project to add a northbound carpool lane on the 405 between the Santa Monica and Ventura freeways. To receive road closure updates, follow the project on Twitter.

Sunset Bridge demolition begins tonight

I’m guessing that Westsiders who live in the area are already keenly aware that partial demolition work on the bridge that carries Sunset Boulevard over the 405 freeway begins later this evening. The work is being done as part of the project to add a northbound carpool lane on the 405 over the Sepulveda Pass.

There will also be associated closures of the 405 freeway early Saturday morning and work is also being done on Sepulveda Boulevard.

Here’s a press release outlining the work to be done. And here’s a link to the project website.