More work needs to be done to tie the Expo Line and Blue Line together in downtown Los Angeles. The tracks from the two lines will merge at Washington and Flower.
That means that work needs to be done and there will be delays up to 30 minutes on Blue Line service beginning at 9 p.m. Friday night through the end of service late Sunday and early Monday morning.
Metro officials say they hope to have the work done in time for the Monday morning commute but if not there will be supplementary bus service. The press release with more details is after the jump.Work Begins Friday Night, February 26
Metro Blue Line weekend service to be impacted as construction crews work on Expo Line connection
Metro Blue Line passengers will experience travel delays of up to 30 minutes this coming weekend Friday night, February 26, due to construction of the Expo light rail line, which will connect with the Metro Blue Line in downtown Los Angeles.
Work will begin at 9 p.m. on Friday night and continue until the close of rail service on Sunday night February 28. Every attempt will be made to have service restored by Monday morning. Should any unforeseen delay occur, train service will be supplemented by buses between Washington and 7th St./Metro Center Stations.
All work is subject to weather delays. Metro patrons are advised to allow extra time for their trips and check television monitors in train stations or call Metro’s hot line number 213- 922-4999 for the latest information on the construction work and service impacts or go online to www.metro.net.
Information about closures and bus bridge service in English and Spanish will posted for the affected stations and announcements will be done in all Metro Rail stations.
The Expo Line is a new 8.5 mile light rail line under construction from downtown Los Angeles to Culver City. It will share tracks and two stations with the Metro Blue Line along the Flower Street portion of the alignment.
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