Public transit options help offset 60 Freeway closure

Customers can find a convenient bus or rail route to a destination at the TripPlanner on Also, this is a good time to check out your rideshare options. Find a friend or neighbor to share the ride or make an instant connection at (See “Commuting” in the “Getting Around” tab)

Metro buses continue to serve the area impacted by the 60 Freeway closure. Metro Bus Line 84 (Rte 68) to Eagle Rock, Line 176 (Rte 287) to Highland Park serving the Montebello Town Center along Cesar E Chavez Ave. continue via a slight detour around the Paramount Bridge.

Additionally, the Silver Line runs along the I-10 to Downtown from the El Monte Busway. Lines 487 and 489 travel from the El Monte Busway to the Sierra Madre Villa Station of the Metro Gold Line to Pasadena and continue on city streets to downtown Los Angeles.

Customers can also board the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension at Atlantic Station. Gold Line trains run every 6 minutes during rush hours. Entrance to the station and a free parking structure is adjacent to the 60 Freeway at the Atlantic exit.

Commuters should also consider taking the Metrolink Riverside lines and San Bernardino line. The San Bernardino Line has more frequent service (every 20 minutes during rush hours) and largely parallels the I-10 Fwy.

The news release issued by Metrolink is after the jump:

Avoid congestion caused by the 60 Freeway shutdown by taking a Metrolink train

  • Three different lines offer transportation options into Downtown L.A.

Los Angeles – Southern Californians needing to commute into Downtown Los Angeles have several public transportation options as the 60 Freeway remains closed due to yesterday’s tanker fire. Metrolink offers train service on three different lines that serve as viable options to commuters in Riverside and San Bernardino counties who usually take the 60 or the 10 freeways into Downtown Los Angeles.

  • Metrolink’s San Bernardino line runs between San Bernardino and L.A. Union Station, with stops in between in Rialto, Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, Montclair, Claremont, Pomona, Covina, Baldwin Park, El Monte and at Cal State L.A. 
  • The Riverside line runs between Downtown Riverside and Downtown L.A., with stops in between in Pedley, East Ontario, Downtown Pomona, Industry and Montebello/Commerce.
  • The 91 line runs between Downtown Riverside and Union Station, with stops in between at Riverside – La Sierra, North Main Corona, West Corona, Fullerton, Buena Park and Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs. 

The Riverside and 91 lines do not operate on the weekend. But riders can take the San Bernardino line during the weekend. Metrolink’s $10 weekend passes are good for unlimited travel throughout the region between 7 p.m. Friday and 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

All Metrolink tickets offer riders the ability to connect to other buses and light rail service in the region at no additional cost.

Please visit for more information on the station nearest to you, train schedules and fares. Tickets can be purchased at any Metrolink station. Riders are advised to get to the Metrolink station at least 30 minutes before the train is scheduled to depart to ensure they have time to purchase tickets.