Beginning Friday, April 29 after 9 p.m. through Sunday, May 1 close of service, bus shuttles will replace Blue Line between Slauson and 103rd St/Watts Towers as crews perform preventative maintenance and make improvements to the interlocking, or track crossover point, between Florence and Firestone Station.
All trains originating from Downtown Long Beach will travel as far north as 103rd St/Watts Towers Station. All trains from 7th Street/Metro Center will travel as far south as Slauson. Customers may want to consider a combination of Green Line and Silver Line for a faster route between downtown L.A. and south L.A.
While upgrade work is in effect, Blue Line service levels will be as follows:
- The last complete northbound trips on Friday evening depart Long Beach at approximately 7:28 p.m., 7:40, 7:52, 8:04 and 8:16pm. The last complete southbound trips depart 7th /Metro at approximately 7:46, 7:58, 8:10, 8:22 and 8:34.
- After 9 p.m., Friday : Trains between 7th St/Metro Center and Slauson arrive every 20-30 minutes, and may arrive on opposite tracks at San Pedro St, Washington, Vernon and Slauson. Trains between 103rd St/Watts Towers arrive every 12 minutes, then every 20 minutes from 11 p.m. to close between 103rd St/Watts Towers and Long Beach only.
- Saturday and Sunday: Trains between 7th St/Metro Center and Slauson arrive every 20-30 minutes, and may arrive on opposite tracks at San Pedro St, Washington, Vernon and Slauson. Trains arrive every 12 minutes between 103rd St/Watts Towers and Downtown Long Beach.
Bus shuttles will match Blue Line service levels as best as possible. Please note the schedule may be subject to work-related delays.
Finally, we realize this weekend’s service changes may be an inconvenience and we would like thank all affected customers for their patience and understanding. As many already know, the planned improvements are related to the Blue Line Upgrades project, a $1.2 billion overhaul that will ultimately enhance Metro Blue Line service for years to come.