If you plan on riding the Expo Line this weekend, particularly on Halloween night, please be aware that bus shuttles will replace Expo Line trains between Expo/La Brea and Culver City Station beginning Saturday night, Oct 31, at 11:59 p.m. through Sunday, Nov 1, close of service.
The bus shuttles and track closure are in support of Expo Phase II work. Specifically, Metro’s Signals Department will continue tying in the signals systems of the existing Expo Line and the Phase II Extension to Santa Monica.
During the hours that bus shuttles/work are in affect, all westbound Expo Line trains will return east to downtown Los Angeles at Expo/La Brea Station. This means, the westernmost station to board eastbound Expo Line trains will be Expo/La Brea. Metro bus shuttles are scheduled to arrive every 10 minutes to transport customers between Expo/La Brea, La Cienega/Jefferson and Culver City Station.
A few extra things to keep in mind:
- Saturday until 11:59 p.m., Expo Line will follow regular weekend service levels, meaning trains will run every 10 to 12 minutes.
- Saturday after 11:59 p.m., trains will arrive at stations between 7th Street/Metro Center and Expo/La Brea every 20 minutes. In addition, trains will share the Culver City-bound track at Expo/Crenshaw and Farmdale.
- On Saturday, Oct 31, the last complete, westbound train serving all stations will depart 7th Street/Metro Center at approximately 11:18 p.m. The last, complete, eastbound train will depart Culver City Station at approximately 11:49 p.m. (Please note, all times are subject to work-related delays.)
- While savvy Expo Line riders may plan to park-and-ride at Expo/Crenshaw Station, be aware that that parking lot (leased to Metro by a neighborhood church) will be closed on Sunday for services.
- All other Metro Rail lines will follow their normal, Saturday night schedules on Halloween. This means last trains depart around 2 a.m. (Please check our rail timetables for exact times.) If your trip involves multiple lines, be sure to leave enough travel time to transfer.
Metro personnel will be on hand, and happy to lend assistance, at Expo/La Brea, La Cienega/Jefferson and Culver City Station throughout the weekend. (But no, they will not be in costume.) As rail work is a dynamic process, please follow us on Twitter @metrolosangeles or @metroLAalerts for up-to-the-minute service alerts and updates. Finally, we’d like to thank all Expo Line customers for their patience and understanding this weekend, and of course, wish everyone a happy, safe Halloween weekend!
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