Service alert: update on Gold Line service this afternoon and evening

Update 9 p.m.: Repair work continues overnight on the Metro Gold Line. Please check back here at The Source or on Twitter (@metrolosangeles or @metroLAalerts) for early AM service updates. Thank you for your understanding.

Update 7 p.m.: The Gold Line continues to run with delays of approximately 20 minutes and trains sharing one track between Highland Park and Fillmore Station. The bus shuttles provided for alternate service to stations between Union Station and Sierra Madre Villa have been cancelled for the evening.

Metro crews are still working to repair downed overhead wires in South Pasadena. The wires went down last night a little before 10 p.m. Gold Line riders should expect delays of at least 20 minutes.

This is the plan for this afternoon’s rush hour commute:

•Trains will run end-to-end between East LA, Union Station and Pasadena — expect delays of 20 minutes. The infrequent service is because trains must share one track between Southwest Museum Station and Fillmore Station to accommodate repair work.

•Additional trains will run between Fillmore Station and Sierra Madre Villa Station in Pasadena, combining with the end-to-end trips for service in Pasadena every 10 minutes.

•If you are traveling southbound from Pasadena, every other train from Sierra Madre Villa will continue toward downtown Los Angeles and East Los Angeles. If your train is terminating at Fillmore, cross the platform and wait about 10 minutes for the next southbound train going all the way to Union Station and East LA.

•With not as many trains as running as usual, Metro is also running supplemental bus service to create extra capacity for rush hour crowds. Nonstop buses will leave from the Dodger Stadium Express departure area on the Alameda Street side of Union Station and will stop at Chinatown, Fillmore, Del Mar, Memorial Park, Allen and Sierra Madre Villa.

Local buses will make stop at all Gold Line stations between Union Station and Pasadena. If you don’t want to deal with the train, you can take the bus — but remember the buses will have to contend with road traffic and may not be faster than train service.

If traveling to Southwest Museum or Highland Park, you can also take Metro Local 81 or 83. 

Here’s the timetable for the 81; the map is below. 


Here’s the timetable for the 83, map is below: 


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