Final Update: Blue Line resuming scheduled service

Final Update, 10:11 a.m.: Emergency repairs have been completed and Blue Line trains are resuming scheduled service. If you were delayed by Blue Line this morning and your employer or school requires delay verification, please contact Metro Customer Relations at 213.922.6235.

The Blue Line is experiencing major delays this morning due to damaged power equipment near Willowbrook Station. Trains are sharing the DTLA-bound track in the area. We will continue to update as we receive more information.

For alternate service into DTLA, consider the Green Line + Silver Line.

For real-time service updates, follow us on @metrolosangeles or @metrolaalerts. 

If you were delayed by this morning’s incident and need delay verification for work or school, please call Customer Relations at 213.922.6235 / Fax 213.922.6988.

Categories: Service Alerts

5 replies

  1. Indeed. Sometimes, it seems as if the SF Muni’s cable car lines — a century-old technology in which there are far more things that can go wrong — seem to have fewer outages than the Blue Line.

    (That said, when I’m in San Francisco, and I book a dinner reservation at the House of Prime Rib, I always advise them that I’ll be arriving by cable car, and my arrival time is entirely at the mercy of the MUNI.)

    Thankfully, so far, no Blue Line outage, bus-bridge, or single-tracking has actually made me late for a concert. Although sometimes they’ve made me rather late getting home from one.

  2. I wish Metro would spend even half the amount of money and resources into the Blue line as they do the Expo line. The expo line has shiny new train cars that leave every 6 minutes yet there are major problems on the Blue line about twice a week. My train has caught fire twice within a 6 month span. Blue line riders pay the exact same fare as Expo line riders, we should be able to have safe cars with fewer disruptions in service.

  3. Why were the trains circling downtown Long Beach in the opposite direction this morning, delaying us 45 minutes? I don’t see that listed on the service advisory. Also, why did we need to switch trains? In addition, why weren’t shuttle buses provided? My 2 hour commute became 3 hours and 30 minutes.

    • Hi Alan,

      Sorry about this morning’s delays. Due to the emergency repairs, trains had to share one track through the area and some of the trains in Long Beach needed to turn back before proceeding. Bus shuttles were requested but were not able to arrive in time due to traffic.

      Thank you,

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

  4. Hmm. I seem to recall that late Sunday night, as I was returning from the Garrick Ohlsson recital at Disney Hall, there was some question of possibly damaged overhead (and a very bright flash that might have been arcing) around Watts Towers. I wonder if there’s any connection.