7:41 a.m., update: The downtown L.A.-bound track at Compton and Artesia has been released, and trains are resuming normal service with up to 20 minute residual delays through 8:45 a.m. Supplementary bus shuttles cancelled.
Customers planning to take Blue Line this afternoon can expect service to be impacted due to ongoing repairs. We will have updates on service levels when repairs commence.
7:10 a.m., update: Supplementary bus shuttles are now running between Artesia and Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station.
The Metro Blue Line is running with up to 20 minutes delays at this time due to an earlier non-Metro traffic accident near Willowbrook Avenue and Alondra Boulevard.
While Metro personnel work to repair damages caused during the accident, trains will share the Long Beach-bound track at Compton and Artesia Station. Supplementary bus shuttles have also been requested to assist in transferring customers through the work area.
We will continue to provide updates regarding this incident here at The Source or on Twitter @metrolosangeles or @metrolaalerts. Blue Line customers looking to avoid delays may want to consider a combination of Silver Line and Green Line for travel between downtown and South Los Angeles. Note: Silver Line fare is $2.50 per ride and requires a TAP card. More alternate routes can be found here.
BLUE LINE: Up to 20 min delays due to emergency repair work. Trains share Long Bch-bound track at Compton & Artesia pic.twitter.com/IvwftYbUks
— LA Metro (@metrolosangeles) August 5, 2016