Service Alert: Red Line up to 20 min delays this morning due to police activity at Hollywood/Vine

FINAL UPDATE: 11:17 a.m.: Bus shuttles have been cancelled; Red Line resuming normal operations with residual delays occurring through the next hour.

UPDATE- 10:12 a.m.: Hollywood/Vine Station has reopened. Red Line will incur up to 20 min delays and trains will continue sharing 1 track in Hollywood. Bus shuttles will still be in effect to supplement service.

UPDATE- 9:43 a.m.: Due to Hollywood/Vine station closure, bus shuttles have been requested and will connect with Hollywood/Highland and Hollywood/Western stations. This is in addition to existing bus service (Lines 180, 181, 212, 217 and 780) on Hollywood Blvd that also serve these stations.

UPDATE- 9:26 a.m.: Hollywood/Vine station is now closed while police complete their investigation. Trains will bypass the station. To access the Red Line, Use Lines 180, 181 or 780 to Hollywood/Western or 212, 217 or 780 to Hollywood/Highland.

Red Line service has been disrupted due to a
police investigation at Hollywood/Vine. At this time, trains are
running with 20 minute delays and trains are sharing the North
Hollywood-bound track at Hollywood/Highland. The delays are
expected to continue through this morning’s rush hour period.
Downtown-bound San Fernando Valley commuters should consider using
Metrolink or LADOT Commuter Express services this morning as
alternate travel options. For real-time updates, follow Metro on
Twitter @metrolosangeles or @metroLAalerts.


President Obama visit may cause some bus detours on Westside and in Glendale

President Obama is due to arrive in Los Angeles late this
afternoon for a two-day visit. That could possibly mean some very
brief bus detours or delays due to the presidential motorcade.
Exact routes are not released ahead of time for security purposes.
Please follow our Twitter
feed
or visit metro.net for service
updates. Here
is the traffic advisory from the Los Angeles Police
Department
:

Traffic
Advisory for Presidential Visit
Los Angeles: Los
Angeles Police Department advises Los Angeles motorists to expect
traffic delays during the anticipated visit of the President of the
United States. On Monday, November 25, 2013, President Barack Obama
will arrive in Los Angeles for two days in order to attend several
functions in the area. Although specific details about his
destinations are not available for security reasons, the following
information is provided to assist community members who may have a
need to travel in areas where the President may be traveling. Every
effort to minimize traffic impacts will be employed while the
President travels through the City. It is anticipated that the
following streets may be affected and may experience temporary
closures to facilitate the safe passage of the President. Motorists
are encouraged to review the following information and make
necessary plans to avoid those areas during time periods where
traffic may be stopped or congested due to the Presidential
motorcade. The dates, times and areas on the second page of this
advisory are provided as a general guide and are subject to change
without notice. It is our intent to provide the best possible
information to the public without compromising the safety of the
President. The public’s cooperation is greatly appreciated. Anyone
with questions regarding the travel advisory may contact LAPD Media
Relations Section at 213-486-5910. During non-business hours or on
weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7
(877-527-3247). Date/Time 11/25/13 4:00 – 5 pm Streets Likely To Be
Affected Streets surrounding Los Angeles International (LAX)
Airport 4:45 – 10 pm Streets surrounding Westwood Area and the City
of Beverly Hills: West to East: 405 Freeway to La Cienega Boulevard
North to South: Santa Monica Boulevard to Venice Boulevard Date/
Time 11/26/13 8:00 am – 10:45 am Streets Likely To Be Affected
Streets surrounding the Wilshire Area of Los Angeles: West to East:
Fairfax Avenue to Western Avenue North to South: Beverly Boulevard
to Pico Boulevard 10:30 am – 1:30 pm Streets Surrounding the City
of Glendale: West to East: Riverside Drive, San Fernando Road and
Grandview Avenue to North Pacific Avenue North to South: West
Kenneth Road to Victory Boulevard, San Fernando Road, 5 and 134
Freeway 1:15 – 2 pm Streets surrounding Los Angeles International
(LAX) Airport

Upcoming Service Advisory: Purple Line will only run between Wilshire/Vermont and Wilshire/Western on Nov. 22

The Metro Purple Line will only travel between Wilshire/Vermont and Wilshire/Western stations on Friday, Nov. 22  in order for Metro to perform planned track maintenance.

For service beyond Wilshire/Vermont, please transfer to the Metro Red Line at Wilshire/Vermont. Announcements will be made at the stations.

Stay updated by following Metro on Twitter @metroLAalerts or @metrolosangeles.


UPDATE: Delays on Gold Line due to traffic accident on 210, bus shuttles replace trains between Sierra Madre Villa and Allen Stations

Photo of the overturned big rig on the 210 freeway earlier this morning. Photo: Metro

Photo of the overturned big rig on the 210 freeway earlier this morning. Photo: Metro

UPDATE: Metro and Caltrans teams are working to clear the truck accident debris from the tracks. Bus shuttles will continue to replace train service between  Allen and Sierra Madre Villa Station until early afternoon.

Due to an overturned big rig truck on the eastbound 210 freeway causing obstructions on Metro Gold Line tracks, service between Allen and Sierra Madre Villa Stations has been replaced by bus shuttles. Expect delays up to 20 minutes between the two stations. Follow announcements at the stations.

Foothill Transit Bus 187 will honor fares for Metro customers at both stations. For alternate transit routes through the affected area or to your final destination, use Trip Planner.

Metro advises all customers to be especially careful due to the rainy weather. Please do not run to catch your bus or train.

Follow Metro on Twitter @metrolosangeles and @metrolaalerts for up-to-the-minute updates on information and announcements.

Upcoming Service Advisory: Bus shuttles to replace Expo Line service between La Cienega/Jefferson and Culver City Saturday, Nov 23

Bus shuttles will replace Metro Expo Line service between La Cienega/Jefferson Station and Culver City Station on Saturday, Nov. 23 in order for Metro to perform planned track maintenance.

Train service will only run between 7th St/Metro Center and La Cienega/Jefferson from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bus shuttles will be implemented between the La Cienega/Jefferson and Culver City stations during this time to help customers reach their destinations. Announcements will be made at the stations.

Stay updated by following Metro on Twitter @metroLAalerts or @metrolosangeles.

The work being done includes the replacement of a frog junction that allows trains to switch tracks smoothly and seamlessly. Check out the video below to see how frog junctions work!

Work scheduled to begin on Sunday to tie Gold Line Foothill Extension into existing Gold Line!

Progress has been speedy on the construction of the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension, the 11.5-mile addition that will extend the Gold Line from its current terminus in eastern Pasadena to Azusa with six new stations.

And now comes the next step: tying the future extension into the existing Gold Line in Pasadena. Initially this work will be done over several phases through this fall and the upcoming winter. Most of the work involves building and/or reworking the overhead wires and infrastructure that delivers electricity to light rail trains.

At this point, most of the work will be done on some Sundays or after 8 p.m. on some weeknights. Impacts on service will be minimal for most of the Gold Line during the work. Most of the impacts will be on service between the Allen and Sierra Madre Villa stations in Pasadena.

All work is subject to weather postponements. The first work is scheduled for Sunday, November 17, when there will be bus shuttles replacing train service between the Allen and Sierra Madre Villa Stations. Otherwise, trains will run on regular intervals between Atlantic and Allen on that day.

We’ll update you frequently on any service impacts. As always, any service impact is a pain but it’s a necessary pain that will make the Gold Line a lot more convenient to use for residents in Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale, Azusa and western Glendora.

The project is funded by Measure R and is being built by the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority, an independent agency that will turn the project over to Metro when it’s complete. Kudos to the Construction Authority for reaching this key milestone; more construction updates can be found on their website. Metro is currently forecasting an early 2016 opening to Azusa.

The Construction Authority is also planning the second phase of the project that would extend the rail line to Montclair. That segment is not funded at this time but is in Metro’s Long Range Transportation Plan.

Metro will run regular weekday service on Veteran’s Day Monday

Metro will run on the regular weekday schedule on Veteran’s Day Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. There will be no additional late-night service on Sunday for the three-day weekend.

There will also be a large rally in the DTLA area affecting several downtown bus lines. For more information on other bus detours, visit Metro’s Service Advisories page and make sure to follow us on Twitter at @metrolosangeles and @metroLAalerts.

Finally, please be advised that maintenance will affect late-night service on the Red Line (between Universal and North Hollywood) and the Blue Line (between Willowbrook and Downtown Long Beach) on Sunday, Nov. 10, and Monday, Nov. 11. Additionally, mid-day maintenance will affect service on the Green Line Sunday, Nov. 10, and Monday, Nov. 11. Check Metro’s Service Advisories page for details.

Full closure of California Avenue/Duarte Road intersection in Monrovia on Thursday for grade crossing work

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From the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority:

WHO: Residents / Commuters in the City of Monrovia.

WHAT: This Thursday, the intersection of California Ave and Duarte Rd will be fully closed to thru-traffic to allow crews to reconfigure the traffic lanes and re-stripe the road for continuing grade crossing construction in the area.

WHEN: Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., weather permitting: Intersection of California Ave and Duarte Rd will be closed to thru-traffic .

WHERE: Intersection of California Ave and Duarte Rd in the City of Monrovia.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

- During the closure of the intersection, detour routes will be in place and signage will be posted to direct motorists.

- Following the closure, Duarte Rd will re-open to one lane of traffic in each direction and California Ave will remain closed north of Duarte Rd.
- Motorists are advised to expect delays.

- Surrounding businesses will remain open and accessible during the closure.

Construction schedules are subject to change for various reasons, including, but not limited to, weather conditions and unforeseen delays.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

- Visit www.foothillextension.org

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About the Construction Authority: The Construction Authority is an independent transportation planning and construction agency created in 1998 by the California State Legislature. Its purpose is to extend the Metro Gold Line light rail line from Union Station to Montclair, along the foothills of the San Gabriel Valley. The Construction Authority built the initial segment from Union Station to Pasadena and is underway on the Gold Line Foothill Extension. The Foothill Extension is a $1.7 billion extension that will connect Pasadena to Montclair in two construction segments – Pasadena to Azusa and Azusa to Montclair. The 11.5-mile Pasadena to Azusa segment is fully funded by Measure R and will be completed in September 2015, when it will be turned over to Metro for testing and pre-revenue service. Metro will determine when the line will open for passenger service. Three design-build contracts, totaling more than $500 million, will be overseen by the Construction Authority to complete the Pasadena to Azusa segment. The Azusa to Montclair segment is environmentally cleared and is proceeding to advanced conceptual engineering.


Service Alert: Tonight, Nov. 5 through Thurs, Nov. 7—Expo Line every 20 minutes between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Tonight, Nov. 5 through Thurs, Nov. 7, Expo Line will run every 20 minutes between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. while track work is completed.

Trains will share one track between La Cienega/Jefferson and Culver City Stations.

Announcements will be made at Expo Line stations. You can also follow alerts on Twitter or check Metro’s Service Advisories page. Please note that NexTrip may not accurately predict service for Expo Line at this time.

Metro thanks you for your patience if you are traveling the Expo Line between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. tonight through Thursday.