$1.75 is the price you pay: Go Metro to Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band!

Photo by Brennan Schnell, via Flickr creative commons.

Photo by Brennan Schnell, via Flickr creative commons.

UPDATE: The Tuesday night show began about 8:15 p.m. and ended about 11:45 p.m. Keep that in mind if planning on taking the Expo Line to other rail lines — most close between midnight and 1 a.m. on weeknights. All timetables here — click on “rail” in the right column.


I’m guessing some locals and other folks in town may be taking the Expo Line to the three Bruce shows that begin tonight at the Dump that Jumps, aka the Sports Arena. The Source is very excited: it has been waiting 32 years to hear “Jackson Cage” live.

The closest Expo Line stations to the Sports Arena are Expo Park/USC and Jefferson/USC — about a 10- to 15-minute walk to the arena. Expo Line trains will be running every 12 minutes before the concert and every 20 minutes later in the evening. The last train from the Expo Park area to downtown L.A. is about 1:35 a.m. and the last train to Culver City is about 12:55 a.m.

So, unless Bruce decides to play “The River” and then another couple of full albums — and we certainly encourage him to try — you should make the last train if transiting is your thing.

If going to the Saturday show, be warned: bus shuttles will be replacing train service between Expo/La Brea Station and Culver City over the weekend.

Official Metro requests for the band, with a heavy emphasis on River era songs: Night Fire, Love’s on the Line, Jole Blon, Take ‘Em as they Come, Janey Don’t Lose Heart, I Wanna Be With You, The Man Who Got Away, Chain Lightning, Drop on Down and Cover Me, Long Walk Home.





4 replies

  1. What time will the last northbound Gold Line train leave from Union Station for Thursday night’s show?

    • Hi Lori;

      It is scheduled to leave at 12:17 a.m. A colleague went to last night’s show and reports it began at 8:15 p.m. and ended at 11:45 p.m. If he plays that late (or later) on Thursday, that would make it extremely challenging to make that last Gold Line train. Here’s the timetable: https://d1akjheu06qp1r.cloudfront.net/riding_metro/bus_overview/images/804.pdf

      Please plan accordingly! And have a great time at the show — I can’t wait 🙂

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  2. How late will the Gold LIne run during the week? I need to transfer from downtown.

  3. L.A. is never referred to as “The City.” O.C. is not “The O.C.” Neither Metro or Metrolink run late enough or often enough to use for going to events anayway.