Service Alert: Expo Line delays due to emergency crossing gate repairs near Expo/Western Station

Update 7 p.m.: Emergency repairs to the railroad crossing gate at Arlington Ave/Exposition Bl, originally scheduled for tonight after 7 p.m., have been cancelled. Work on the structure will continue instead tomorrow, Jul 3, between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. During this time, the Expo Line will operate every 20 minutes, with trains sharing the downtown L.A.-bound track at Expo/Western.

Emergency repair work to the railroad crossing gates on Arlington Ave at Exposition Blvd and Rodeo Rd, near Metro Expo/Western Station is taking place today from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to close of service. During this time, Expo Line trains will operate every 25 minutes, sharing one track at Expo/Western Station.

Customers traveling northbound from Expo/Western Station to downtown Los Angeles or southbound to Culver City should board on the downtown side of the platform. Be sure to listen to announcements for each train arriving to the station.

As some customers may know, the work is related to the service disruption yesterday when a motorist collided into the crossing gates, damaging the gate’s pole arm. The Culver City-bound platform will be closed as crews use heavy equipment to make repairs.

On behalf of Metro, we would like to thank everyone for their patience as our crews work to complete repairs. Please check here on the Source or follow us on @metrolosangles or @metrolaalerts for more service updates and transportation news.

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  1. I have no problem with trains running late, but why are the trains moving away from the station a matter of feet, then stoping for at least 10 minutes? Thus not allowing passengers to board? There’s about 10 passengers waiting at Expo & Vermont who could have been on a train! Really bad service in my opinion, the train should be held at the station loading passengers until it’s ready to move. What difference would a few feet make?