Blue Line delays this morning – no service between Grand and 7th/Metro Center

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Blue Line:  Monday, March 26, 2012:  due to several equipment issues throughout entire line, please anticipate significant delays today when traveling on the Blue Line.

As of 8:30am, trains are serving all stations EXCEPT Pico & 7th St/Metro Ctr. Additionally, trains are sharing 1 track at the following stations: Wardlow, Del Amo, Florence, Slauson, Vernon, San Pedro, Grand, Pico.  This is creating a signficant delay due to train congestion and rush hour crowds. Here is the current service plan in place for affected customers:

  • Blue Line is running approximately every 25-30 minutes w/ intermittent holding delays due to train congestion.
  • Service has been suspended btwn Grand & 7th/Metro due to power systems issues at Pico. Bus shuttles are in place between these stations. 
  • Bus shuttles (22 have been requested) are in place between 7th/Metro & Florence stations to supplement limited train capacity.  Follow train & station announcements for these bus shuttles.
  • All Blue Line passengers btwn Long Beach & Imperial/Wilmington should consider using the Silver Lineas an alternate.
    • Silver Line upcharge will be WAIVED for affected Blue Line passengers.
    • To use the Silver Line, board the Green Line towards Redondo Beach, exit at Harbor Fwy, and proceed downstairs to the Northbound Express bus stop.
  • Green Line passengers who normally use the Blue Line to travel Downtown may also consider the following alternates:
    • Norwalk – Use Line 460
    • Long Beach Bl – Use Line 760
    • Harbor Fwy – Use Silver Line or 450. Express upcharges WAIVED today.
    • Crenshaw – Use Line 710 or 757 to Purple Line
    • Hawthorne – Use Line 740
    • Aviation/LAX – Use LADOT Commuter Express 438 (Rush Only)
  • Please allow extra travel time, especially when connecting to Metrolink trains or other lines.
  • If a delay verification is needed for your employer or school, please contact Customer Relations at 213.922.6235 or Fax 213.922.6988.

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