This weekend: Blue Line every 12 minutes with minor delays after 9 p.m.

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Upgrades to Metro Blue Line Wardlow Station will continue this weekend through next Thursday, Feb. 19. Crews will wrap up work on a new station canopy as well as other improvements including fresh paint, tile and audio/visual enhancements. Next weekend, upgrade work will move to Del Amo Station.

Starting this Friday, Feb. 13 after 9 p.m. through Thursday, Feb. 19 close of service, Blue Line trains will share one track at Wardlow Station. Trains will run every 12 minutes throughout the day, though arrival times may not match those listed in the regular schedule. After 9 p.m., trains will experience minor delays between Del Amo and Willow Street Station. In addition, Metro Expo Line will run every 12 minutes (as opposed to the usual 10) after 8 p.m., to allow customers transferring from the Blue Line at 7th Street/Metro Center to make their connections.

Finally, late night riders please note: After 12 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13 and Saturday Feb. 14, both the Blue and Expo Lines will run every 24 minutes through close at 2 a.m.

Work at Wardlow 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 Willow Street, Anaheim Street, PCH, Artesia and in the Long Beach Loop, and will continue to move north along the Blue Line as 2015 unfolds.

As 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, a big thank you to all affected customers for their patience as we undertake this essential improvement work for better Blue Line service.

4 replies

  1. Seems to me that shuttles are going to get longer and longer. What happens when the work gets north of the storage yards? Will the north end of the Blue Line shut down, leaving just the south end running?

    • Hi Teresa;

      We’ll try to find out and post soon.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

    • Hi Teresa,

      The projected schedule has work at Willowbrook Station starting in March. You can see the schedule here.

      We will also continue to update The Source with information!


      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source