Service Advisory: Herbalife Triathlon on Sunday, Sept. 29

Just as a heads up, Herbalife will be hosting the L.A. Triathlon this Sunday that will run from downtown Los Angeles to Venice Beach. The following bus detours will be in effect:

Line 14/37: Buses will detour via Hill St. between 2nd St. and 17th St. (SOUTHBOUND ONLY)

Lines 16, 18, 20 & 720: Board buses at regular stops east of Spring St. or west of Bixel St.

Line 30 & 330, Board buses on Pico Blvd., between Robertson Blvd. and La Cienga Blvd or La Cienga Blvd between Pico Blvd and Wilshire Blvd

Lines 51 & 52: Board buses at regular stops east of Main St. or west of Bixel St. or on Spring St between 4th St. and 7th St.

Lines 53 & 62: Board southbound buses on Spring St. between 4th St and 6th St., or on 6th St. east of Spring.

Line 28: Buses will detour via Wilshire Blvd. between La Cienega Blvd. and downtown Los Angeles.

Lines 33 & 733: Will detour via Pico Blvd., Robertson Blvd, & National Blvd., between Main St., (in Venice), and La Brea Ave. Buses will operate via regular route east of Fairfax

Line 55 & 60: Buses will detour south on Spring St- Main St between Temple St. and 7th St.

Line 66: Board buses at regular stops east of Hill St. or west of Flower St.

Line 70, 71, 76, 78 , 79: No bus service on Grand Ave. between 1st St. and 18th St. Board buses to Downtown LA on Spring-Main Sts. (SOUTHBOUND ONLY)

Line 81: Buses will detour via Hill St., between Washington Blvd. and 8th St.

Line 105: No bus service on Fairfax Ave. between Electric Ave. and Venice Blvd. and Venice Blvd., Cadillac Ave. to La Cienega Blvd. Board buses on La Cienega Blvd. north of Pico Blvd. or Fairfax Ave. and Electric Ave.

Lines 200, 204, 206, 207, 210, 212, 603, & 754 : Service will be interrupted at Olympic Blvd. Passengers must walk across the race route to board continuing buses on the opposite side of the closure.

Line 217: Buses will detour via La Cienega Blvd., between Pico Blvd and 6th St. Board buses on La Cienega Blvd. north of Pico Blvd. or Fairfax Ave. and Electric Ave.

Line 460: Board buses on Spring St- Main St., between 5th St. and Pico Blvd.

Line 487: Board buses at regular stops on Wilshire Blvd., west of Bixel St., or on Olive St., north of 6th St.

Line 534: Board buses at Fairfax Ave. and Electric Ave (West LA Terminal). No bus service on Venice Blvd. between Fairfax Ave. and Robertson Blvd.

Silver line: No bus service on Flower St., 5th St., Or Grand Ave. Board buses to Artesia on Hill St. between 1st St and Pico Blvd. Board buses Olive St. to El Monte Station.


Three consecutive I-405 northbound ramps planned for intermittent closure beginning April 1

Work on the I-405 Seuplveda Pass Improvements Project continues with northbound ramp closures starting Monday, April 1. Here’s the release from Metro:

The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project contractor is scheduled to close three consecutive Northbound I-405 on-ramps intermittently in West Los Angeles between Monday, April 1 and Friday, June 28, 2013.

The Moraga Drive, Getty Center Drive, and Skirball Center Drive northbound I-405 on-ramps will be closed at night to perform needed drainage, retaining wall and bridge falsework installation work.

The Moraga on-ramp will be closed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. at night to conduct excavation activities for retaining wall construction.

The Getty Center Drive on-ramp will continue to be closed 24-hours per day until Tuesday, September 2, 2013 to enable the contractor to conduct drainage work, paving, and re-alignment activities.

The Skirball Center Drive on-ramp will be closed from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., which will allow the contractor to excavate for retaining wall construction and erect falsework for the construction of MulhollandBridge’s bottom deck.

What to expect:

  • The detour route is: Northbound Sepulveda Boulevard to Greenleaf Street. Detour maps are available at www.metro.net/405.
  • Notification of ramp closures will be provided on a daily basis through the PM Closure e-mail notices. Subscribe to daily e-mail alerts at www.metro.net/405.
  • Construction schedule is subject to change based on daily progress and field conditions.
  • For a listing of daily closures and latest updates visit our website at www.metro.net/405 or follow us on twitter: www.twitter.com/I_405  and Facebook at www.facebook.com/405project

Turnstiles will be latched today at Wilshire/Normandie Station

Introducing Gate Help, which is being tested today. Riders who need help once the gates are latched can push a button or move directly in front of the motion sensor for immediate assistance.

Introducing Gate Help, which is being tested today. Riders who need help once the gates are latched can push a button or move directly in front of the motion sensor for immediate assistance.

Metro will be latching the turnstiles at the Purple Line Wilshire/Normandie Station today from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m to test for operational readiness, particularly for the new TAP Hands Free Gate Help device which will be stationed between the gates and ticket vending machines. Patrons who experience problems at the turnstiles can use Gate Help to get immediate assistance directly from Metro Rail Operations. Gate Help allows Rail Operations to monitor situations and unlatch turnstiles remotely if necessary.

Testing Gate Help at Wilshire/Normandie.

Testing Gate Help at Wilshire/Normandie.

The station will be monitored to see what other issues still need to be addressed in preparation for latching all the gates later this year. Metro attendants will be available at the TVMs to assist patrons buying and loading TAP cards.

Those of you who begin your trips at Wilshire/Normandie might want to buy a TAP card and load it up today in case there are lines at the TVMs tomorrow.

LAX traffic advisory for Wednesday, Nov 21

Those of you heading to LAX tomorrow should plan to leave early. Traffic delays are expected between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. due to the expected 1,000+ SEIU demonstrators marching on the airport.

Both the Green Line Shuttle and LAX FlyAway bus may be affected, so give yourselves ample time to make your flights.

Read the full advisory from Los Angeles World Airports after the jump.

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Today's Transit Forecast

Friday, October 14
  •  201
  •  102, 110, 111/311, 611 – Florence Station Bus Stop Relocation
  •  92, 96, 201 – Silver Lake: Glendale btwn Riverside-Waverly
  •  460 – Nightly Detour
  •  180/181, 264/267, 686/687
  •  Blue Line – Late Night Track Maintenance
  •  Red Line – Late Night Maintenance

Details after the jump on the Service Advisories Calendar. Click here for the mobile friendly version.

For up to the minute service alerts follow @MetroLAalerts on Twitter.

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Today's Transit Forecast

Wednesday, October 12
  •  201
  •  102, 110, 111/311, 611 – Florence Station Bus Stop Relocation
  •  92, 96, 201 – Silver Lake: Glendale btwn Riverside-Waverly
  •  460 – Nightly Detour
  •  180/181, 264/267, 686/687
  •  Gold Line – Late Night System Maintenance
  •  Green Line – Midday System Maintenance – Every 17 Min
  •  Purple Line – Late Night Service ONLY btwn Wilshire/Western & Wilshire/Vermont
  •  Red Line – Late Night Maintenance
  •  Blue Line – Late Night Track Maintenance
  •  Red Line – Elevator Maintenance

Details after the jump on the Service Advisories Calendar. Click here for the mobile friendly version.

For up to the minute service alerts follow @MetroLAalerts on Twitter.

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Today's Transit Forecast

Tuesday, October 11
  •  201
  •  102, 110, 111/311, 611 – Florence Station Bus Stop Relocation
  •  92, 96, 201 – Silver Lake: Glendale btwn Riverside-Waverly
  •  460 – Nightly Detour
  •  180/181, 264/267, 686/687
  •  Gold Line – Late Night System Maintenance
  •  Green Line – Midday System Maintenance – Every 17 Min
  •  Purple Line – Late Night Service ONLY btwn Wilshire/Western & Wilshire/Vermont
  •  Red Line – Late Night Maintenance

Details after the jump on the Service Advisories Calendar. Click here for the mobile friendly version.

For up to the minute service alerts follow @MetroLAalerts on Twitter.

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