Regular Blue Line service restored

UPDATE, 8:50 p.m.: repairs have been completed and regular service in both directions was restored earlier this hour. There may be some residual delays for a while. Thank you to everyone for your patience.


UPDATE, 7 p.m.: delays are up to 30 minutes.


UPDATE, 5:30 p.m.: repair work continues on the overhead wires. The southbound track has been reopened and trains in both directions are sharing that track. The bus bridge remains in effect.


UPDATE, 3:31 p.m.: emergency repairs are ongoing, buses continue to replace trains between Artesia and Willow.


There is currently no Blue Line train service between Artesia and Willow stations. Trains are running every 15 minutes between DTLA and Artesia and trains are also running every 15 minutes between Willow and downtown Long Beach.

Bus shuttles are in service between Willow and Artesia and stopping at Wardlow and Del Amo stations. If traveling between Long Beach and Los Angeles, please give yourself extra time.

The problem began about 8 a.m. when a train pulling into the Blue Line yards experienced a problem with the overhead wires. At 11:45 a.m. the disabled train was moved. Power to the wires had to be shut down to accommodate repairs, which are ongoing. We don’t yet have an estimated time of repair.

Please follow our general Twitter stream or our service alert Twitter stream for frequent updates.

Here is a list of alternative bus service for those seeking to avoid the delays. The Silver Line between San Pedro, Harbor Gateway Transit Center and DTLA may be one option for riders.

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2 replies

  1. How does one keep up on these service alerts on the Blue Line? I just did a Google search on “service alerts blue line los angeles” and the second hit showed Which was upcoming rail advisories. So that wasn’t the keywords. You would think someone that is using the Blue Line would want timely and immediate notices of interruption of service, yes? Not something that’s almost 4 hrs late. I mean yeah it’s great you posted something up, but come on, this is the age of instant news around the world. You think we could get news that’s less than 4 hrs old? In this day and age with GPS we should know where the train is on the track and know immediately when service is interrupted.

    Oh and as of 3:40pm service is still interrupted on the Blue Line.

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