The Metro Blue Line will experience a series of weekend closures affecting all stations south of Willow Street Station. Subsequent closures are scheduled for Dec. 5th to 7th.
A free bus shuttle will run between downtown Long Beach and the Blue Line and will serve all stations when they are closed.
There will be regular Blue Line service to all stations on weekdays and over Thanksgiving weekend.
From Friday through Sunday: from 9 p.m. until close of service, the bus shuttles will begin at the Willow Street Station and will service the Willow Street, Pacific Coast Highway, Anaheim Street, 5th Street, 1st Street, Downtown Long Beach and Pacific Avenue stations.
The closures are part of the Blue Line Upgrades project, a $1.2-billion overhaul including station improvements, track replacement/refurbishment, and even, eventually, new rail cars. Some of the upgrades have already been completed and many others, including major track work, are now underway. During the above weekends, crews will be working at Anaheim Street and PCH Station.
A few things to keep in mind:
- Long Beach Boulevard will remain open throughout downtown Long Beach with no service disruptions or alternate routes required.
- Please be vigilant and cautious when driving or walking through construction zones.
- Check the Blue Line Upgrades page for rail alerts or follow Metro on Twitter @metrolosangeles or @metrolaalerts to get service advisories.
And finally, Metro realizes that dealing with this kind of service disruption can be a headache. We would like to thank all Blue Line customers for their patience as we undertake this essential improvement work — the end goal of which is more reliable Blue Line service.