Work on the Blue Line Artesia Station that was planned for last weekend, but did not occur due to the rain, has been rescheduled for this Friday and Saturday, Jan 16-17. Improvements include new station paint, tile and audio/visual enhancements. Most of the work has already been completed (as you’ll notice in the photos above) though one more weekend will be required to wrap it up. As of now, the forecast for Friday and Saturday looks clear and sunny…
Trains will bypass Artesia Station completely this Friday, Jan. 16, after 9 p.m. through Saturday, Jan. 17, 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.
Please note that unlike previous closures of Artesia Station, this weekend’s closure will only last through Saturday. Work will be complete and Blue Line will follow a regular schedule Sunday, Jan 18.
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, and will continue to move north along the Blue Line as 2015 unfolds. Willow Street is the next station slated for upgrades, with work requiring a weekend closure scheduled for Friday, Jan 23 through Sunday, Jan 25.
Please check back here at The Source, or follow us @metrolosangeles or @metrolaalerts for the latest Blue Line service updates. Finally, a big thank you to all affected customers for their patience as we undertake this essential improvement work for better Blue Line service.
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Good to see the upgrade necessary finally comming to the blue line. I like the new lights. I personally think more needs to be done. I would like to see a TOD adjacent to the artesia station and maybe adding a bike share station (Compton Creeel Bike Path).