Metro to perform rail safety exercise at Green Line Aviation/LAX Station

Metro and the Los Angeles Sheriff Department and other agencies will be conducting a rail safety training exercise tomorrow, August 2, at the Metro Green Line platform at Aviation/LAX Station. The exercise is scheduled to last from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

The exercise area will be clearly marked and will not be open to the public. Green Line trains will share one track at Aviation/LAX Station only.

Service alert: shuttle bus replaces Orange Line between Nordhoff and Chatsworth stations this weekend

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Due to resurfacing work on the Lassen Street Bridge, there will be no Orange Line service between Nordhoff and Chatsworth stations on Saturday, June 28, and Sunday, June 29. All Orange Line service will either begin or end at Nordhoff station and a free Metro shuttle bus will provide service between Nordhoff and Chatsworth stations.

Passengers can board the shuttle bus at a temporary stop located at the northeast corner of Canoga Avenue and Nordhoff Street, adjacent to Nordhoff Station.

Work is anticipated to last 55 hours and normal Orange Line service is expected to be restored by early Monday morning. The above map and flier shows the temporary stop location and routing.

Detour map for closure of Aviation and Century boulevards July 25-28 for Crenshaw/LAX Line bridge demolition

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As we posted recently, the old railroad bridge over Century Boulevard needs to be demolished to make way for the Crenshaw/LAX Line and the Aviation/Century station. That means there will be a 57-hour closure of the intersection of Aviation and Century from the evening of July 25 through early morning July 28. The detour map is above.

A media event to promote the closure will be held today at 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of Aviation and Century. For media planning to attend: Please confirm your attendance by sending e-mail to Jose Ubaldo, Communications Manager, Metro Media relations at ubaldoj@metro.net. Jose can also be reached by phone at (213) 922-3087.

The old bridge over Century Boulevard that will be torn down on the weekend of July 25-28. Photo by Jose Ubaldo/Metro.

The old bridge over Century Boulevard that will be torn down on the weekend of July 25-28. Photo by Jose Ubaldo/Metro.

Regular service resuming on Blue and Expo Lines after auto-train incident in DTLA

UPDATE, 4:50 P.M. The train has been re-railed and tracks have cleared. Regular service resumes although there will be residual delays. 

A southbound Expo Line train and a car collided at 18th and Flower at approximately 2:33 p.m. The train derailed as a result of the accident but is still sitting upright on the tracks; see the photo below. Passengers were taken from the train.

The Los Angeles Fire Department is reporting that six patients were evaluated and two — a 21-year-old male on the train and a 55-year-old from the auto — were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Both Blue Line and Expo Line trains will share one track to get around the accident. It appears that major delays may spill into peak hours. The incident will be investigated. Early reports indicate that the auto may have tried to make a left turn in front of the oncoming train.

Photo by Jon Ross Alexander/Metro.

Photo by Jon Ross Alexander/Metro.

Service Alert: Gold Line to run every 20 minutes tonight after 9 p.m. due to track repairs

The Gold Line and the 210 Freeway by Zudi Susanto via Flickr/Creative Commons

#TBT photo of the Gold Line by Zudi Susanto via Flickr/Creative Commons

The Metro Gold Line will run every 20 minutes tonight after 9 p.m. due to necessary track repairs that cannot be delayed. At Allen Station, trains traveling in both directions will board on the Union Station/East LA-bound track.

While we hate reducing service (especially with the Dodgers playing), tonight’s work near Allen Station must be completed as soon as possible. Thank you all for your patience as we work to keep the Gold Line safe, reliable and efficient.

For up-to-the-minute status updates, follow Metro on Twitter @metrolosangeles or @metroLAalerts. Please note tonight’s track work means Nextrip services may not accurately predict train times after 9 p.m. this evening.

Northbound 405 weekend full freeway closure modified for Saturday night

Here is the construction notice:

The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project contractor is planning to conduct overnight closure of the northbound I-405 freeway between Moraga Drive and Greenleaf Street in the overnight hours tonight, May 7, through Saturday morning, May 10, and Sunday night, May 11, through Monday morning, May 12.

However, the closure will be lengthened on Saturday through Sunday morning to include the area between Wilshire Boulevard to Greenleaf Street. The closure will facilitate permanent striping of general purpose lanes and electrical, drainage, concrete barrier and k-rail removal work.

Schedule:

  • Night of Friday, May 9, 1 a.m. to 6 a.m., Saturday, May 10
  • Night of Saturday, May 10, 2 a.m. to 7 a.m., Sunday, May 11
  • Night of Sunday, May 11, midnight to 5 a.m., Monday, May 12

Ramps begin closing as early as 7 p.m. on the nights of each operation and lanes begin closing at 10 p.m. on the night of each operation.

 Ramp Closures:

  • Northbound on-ramp from eastbound Wilshire Boulevard
  • Northbound on-ramp from Santa Monica Bl (only during the full directional closure on Saturday, May 10 to Sunday, May 11 )
  • Northbound on-ramp from westbound Wilshire Boulevard
  • Northbound Sunset Boulevard to on-ramp
  • Northbound Moraga Drive on-ramp
  • Northbound Getty Center Drive on-ramp
  • Northbound Skirball Center Drive on-ramp
  • Northbound I-405 to the north US 101 connector

Detour Routes:

Detour for the NB I-405 Moraga Drive to Greenleaf Street closure: Take the northbound Moraga Drive off-ramp, head north on Sepulveda Bl to the northbound I-405 on-ramp at Greenleaf St.

Detour for NB I-405 Wilshire Boulevard to Greenleaf Street closure:

Take the northbound off-ramp to eastbound Wilshire Boulevard, head north on Sepulveda Boulevard to the northbound I-405 on-ramp at Greenleaf Street.

Gold Line Update: Service restored to both tracks between Lake and Sierra Madre Villa stations

4:35 p.m.: Both tracks between Lake and Sierra Madre Villa stations have been restored for revenue service. From now until close of service this evening, trains will run every 10 minutes along the entire line–from Atlantic to Sierra Madre Villa–with ALL trains servicing Allen and Sierra Madre Villa stations.

At this time, it also looks as if Metro Gold Line will be able to run regularly scheduled service beginning Wednesday morning. Metro would like to thank all Gold Line customers for their patience and understanding throughout this ordeal.

A big rig truck crashed onto the Gold Line tracks at approximately 1 p.m. last Thursday, causing extensive damage to the overhead power supply system and the tracks east of Allen Station. Repairs have been underway since, and were just completed this evening.

For live, up to the minute updates please follow us on Twitter at @metrolosangeles and @metrolaalerts.