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.
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