Service Advisory: fourth of four planned Metro Blue Line weekend closures set for this Friday

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This weekend, Dec. 5-7, the Metro Blue Line will experience a closure of all stations south of Willow Street Station.

A free bus shuttle will run between downtown Long Beach and the Blue Line and will serve all stations when they are closed.

From Friday after 9 p.m. until close of service Sunday, the bus shuttles will begin at Willow Street Station and will service Willow Street, Pacific Coast Highway, Anaheim Street, 5th Street, 1st Street, Downtown Long Beach and Pacific Avenue stations.

For those going to CicLAvia’s first ever jaunt in South L.A. this Sunday: the bus shuttles will be equipped with bike racks like our regular Metro buses. However, it may still prove more convenient to bike to Willow Street Station and catch the Blue Line north to the route from there.

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. This coming weekend, crews will be wrapping up work 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.