Final Update: Blue Line resumes normal service

Final Update 5:51 p.m.: Power has been restored on both tracks of the Metro Blue Line between Artesia and Del Amo stations, and normal service is resuming at this time. Metro thanks those affected for their patience.

Service is currently suspended on the Metro Blue Line between Artesia and Del Amo stations due to loss of power that began around 4:50 p.m. Trains are turning back southbound to downtown Long Beach at Del Amo and northbound to 7th/Metro at Artesia. Bus shuttles have been requested for service between Artesia and Del Amo, and this post will be updated once shuttles have been established.

For immediate alternate service through the affected area, customers may use Long Beach Transit line 51 or 61 to travel between Artesia and Willow Stations. Metro Blue Line fares will be cross honored on LBT lines 51 and 61 at this time.

For up-to-the-minute status updates, follow Metro on Twitter @metrolosangeles or @metroLAalerts. Metro will provide updates on this incident as they become available.

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  1. Normally I do not use the meter in January but today was a big disappointment 23-2014 see used the subway in the morning when I was heading in orange county ca station of willow down all subway passengers that technical problems had happened to 7:15 a.m. .. and when he came back from los angeles ca is that the metro had problems with the tracks from the station to the artesia stations 5:20 pm I love that step … worst of this is that the driver told us that a Metro bus to transport us iva stations love to take another train totally free … but bequeath surprise when supposedly where we had to take the bus you had to pay it back and the worst is that he was a MTA bus and the driver was behaving very despot with everyone and those who were allegedly organizing the transfer were also incompetent and they were shouting at people as if we were to blame for what was happening is a shame and a real shame that this is happening in the system that I personally did not made ​​me want to travel again in the subway blue line …..

  2. Why the Blue Line also have power issues? I thought that the $1B overhaul upgrades the power equipment. The LBT and the Blue Line fares should be cross honored permanently due to frequent Blue Line disruptions.

    • Hello Ivan,

      In this instance, a nearby, non-Metro power transformer exploded near the Blue Line between Artesia and Del Amo, causing the emergency trip station there to de-energize that segment of the tracks. Unfortunately it took time to override this emergency response.