This weekend: Bus shuttles replace Green Line trains between Long Beach Boulevard and Norwalk Station

Long Beach Bl-Norwalk Bus Bridge

Work to upgrade the Green Line’s signaling system continues this weekend, requiring full track closure and bus shuttles between Long Beach Boulevard and Norwalk Station.

Beginning Friday, April 1 after 9 p.m. through Sunday, April 3 close of service, the last stop for all eastbound trains will be Long Beach Blvd Station. From there, customers must board the free Metro Green Line bus shuttles to reach Lakewood or Norwalk. All westbound trains will begin service at Long Beach Blvd. Regular service to all stations resumes at start of service Monday morning.

Green Line trains are slated to arrive every 15 minutes during the day and every 15 to 20 minutes at night throughout the weekend. However, customers should note that trains will not follow the times listed in the regular posted schedule.

On Friday evening, the last complete trips from Redondo Beach to Norwalk will depart at approximately: 7:20, 7:40, 8 and 8:20 p.m. The last complete trips from Norwalk to Redondo Beach will depart at approximately: 8:12, 8:30, 8:50 and 9:02 p.m. All times are subject to work related delays.

As for when and where to TAP while bus shuttles are in effect: eastbound customers transferring from Long Beach Blvd to bus shuttles won’t need to TAP. Those transferring from westbound bus shuttles to Long Beach Blvd Station will need to TAP at the fare gates.

Finally, we’d like to thank our customers for their patience and understanding as we get this work done. The upgrades will allow for better train movement and ultimately result in a safer and more reliable Green Line.

For more transit news and real-time service updates, follow us on Twitter at @metrolosangeles or @metrolaalerts. For more information on Green Line upgrades, check back here at The Source or visit the project page.

3 replies

  1. My bike has oversized tires and the one time I tried to put said bike on the rack the driver through a hissy fit and kicked me off rudely. I hope your drivers will allow my bike inside the bus, I work graveyard shift and have no time nor energy to be bike riding from compton to downey at those times, add dangers of night to that- drunk drivers, trigger happy cops and low lives, druggies, sleepy drivers.

  2. Now that the Green Line is getting an MTA boon-doggled “upgrade”, maybe it will BREAK DOWN AS MUCH AS THE BLUE LINE DOES, since THAT LIGHT-RAIL LINE’S MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR “UPGRADE”! Beware Green Line riders!

  3. Is TAP required on the shuttle? Do passengers need to pay if they are just travelling between Norwalk and Long Beach Blvd?