Blue Line trains are back on schedule. No more delays.
Regular Blue Line service was supposed to resume today after planned disruptions this weekend due to Expo Line construction. But the bus bridge continues this morning as work is being done tying Expo Line tracks into the Blue Line.
Metro provided buses to transport Blue Line passengers between the 7th Street Metro Center station and the Washington Station but warned of delays of up to 40 minutes. I was at 7th Street Metro Center on Saturday evening around 5:30 p.m. and noticed Metro staff placed around the station directing passengers to the bus bridge set up at the Hope Street entrance of the station. Continue reading
As expected — and in a replay of 2003, when the L.A. to Pasadena Gold Line opened — the line to board trains to East L.A. is more than an hour’s wait at Union Station. The line, in fact, snakes all the way into the parking garage.
If you don’t want to wait — and we don’t blame you if you don’t — Metro is running a free shuttle bus back to East L.A. at Bay 5 on Gateway Plaza, which is located at the rear of Union Station.
As of 1:30 there’s no line at the Little Tokyo/Arts District station. The small festival in the parking lot next to the station is not exactly crowded.
You can also expect a line to board the Gold Line in both directions at Mariachi Plaza.
As expected, there is a monster line to board the train at Union Station. The wait for Pasadena trains is estimated at 20 minutes and it’s 45 minutes for trains to East L.A.
We’re out at the East L.A. Civic Center, where there’s a farmer’s market with food booths — there’s also going to be some performances later.
The Eastside Gold Line train had a healthy crowd headed out from Union Station and folks were jumping on the train at every stop, but so far no major lines. It also looks like things are starting to pick up.
We’re in the process of posting some more pics from this end of the line and then it’s off to Mariachi Plaza.
Rolling truck protest has rolled out of downtown Los Angeles, so traffic is clear(er) and bus delays rolling away.
Buses had been delayed while a National Port Drivers Association truck caravan protested the levying of container fees on independent truckers. The rolling protest of trucks had temporarily blocked streets at and around LA City Hall.
Buses delayed in downtown LA, as a truck caravan at and around LA City Hall blocking traffic. National Port Drivers Association is protesting container fees being assessed against independent truckers as part of the ports’ Clean Truck Program.
Veteran’s Day is tomorrow, but the official word out of One Gateway is that Metro bus and rail lines will be running on their normal weekday schedules. Timetables — albeit in slow-to-load and the often inconvenient pdf format — can be found on the Metro website by clicking here.