Work on the Blue Line has moved from Downtown Long Beach to Artesia Station. Planned improvements include new station paint, tile and audio/visual enhancements. Work will continue through Sunday, December 21, and then pause for the holidays before resuming January 5 through 15.
All work requiring a change in service will take place weekday evenings and over the weekends.
Trains will bypass Artesia Station completely Friday evenings after 9 p.m. through Sunday night close of service. During this time, shuttle buses will replace rail service to Artesia Station, departing from Compton Station at regular Blue Line service levels.
As mentioned above, closure of Artesia Station is 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 at Anaheim Street, PCH Station and in the Long Beach Loop.
Since construction can be a dynamic process, please check back here at The Source, or follow us @metrolosangeles or @metrolaalerts for the latest Blue Line service updates. Finally, thank you to all affected for their patience, as we undertake this essential improvement work for more reliable Blue Line service.
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