FINAL UPDATE: 7 p.m. Metro Blue Line is resuming normal service to all stations at this time. Detouring on Lines 40, 45 and 745 has been cancelled.
.@LAPDHQ officers have some of the protesters on @metrolosangeles tracks surrounded pic.twitter.com/ESyyh51M8I
— Tara Finestone (@tarawallis) April 15, 2015
UPDATE 6:15 p.m.: Service has been restored on the Metro Blue Line between 7th St/Metro Center and Grand/LATTC. Trains are still unable to travel between Grand/LATTC and San Pedro St Station due to a demonstration currently blocking the tracks. Customers needing to travel between downtown L.A. and South L.A. can use the Blue Line by walking between Grand/LATTC and San Pedro St Station to connect with downtown L.A.-bound or Long Beach-bound service. However, using the Metro Silver and Green Lines remains the fastest alternate route at this time.
Downtown L.A. buses continue to be delayed by traffic and rolling detours related to the protest. Lines 40, 45 and 745 are using Hill Street instead of Broadway between Jefferson and Pico Boulevard.
Both @LAPDHQ and @LASDHQ have formed skirmish lines after dispersal order given to protesters at Main/Washington. pic.twitter.com/VR85Oo7hR4
— Nidia Becerra (@nidia_b) April 15, 2015
Service on the Metro Blue Line has been suspended between 7th St/Metro Center and Washington Station since 4:30 p.m. this afternoon, when a protest in the area of Broadway and Washington Boulevard began blocking the tracks between Grand/LATTC and San Pedro St Station. All Blue Line trains headed northbound to downtown L.A. are currently returning to Long Beach at Washington Station.
Customers wishing to travel between downtown L.A. and South L.A. this evening should consider using the Metro Silver and Green Lines as an alternative to the Blue Line. Unfortunately, due to blockades in the incident area, Metro is unable to provide bus shuttle service.
Multiple bus lines including but not limited to the 40, 45, 745, 39, 469, 10 are also experiencing major delays due to traffic and detouring in the area.
Metro will continue to provide updates here and via Twitter at @metrolosangeles or @metrolaalerts as they become available.
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