Final Update: Blue and Expo Lines resume normal service

Update, 10:37 p.m.: Blue and Expo Line service has been restored. Customers can expect up to 15 minute residual delays through 11:30 p.m.

Blue Line and Expo Line service was disrupted at approximately 6:20 p.m. due to a power issue in downtown Los Angeles. While Metro works to fix the issue, trains are sharing one track in downtown with up to 20 minutes delays.

Supplementary bus shuttles are in service between LATTC/Ortho Institute Station and 7th Street/Metro Center. To help reduce train congestion in the downtown L.A. area, some eastbound Expo Line trains are turning back at LATTC/Ortho Institute and some northbound Blue Line trains are turning back at Washington.

To avoid the delays, customers should consider taking the Silver Line and Green Line if traveling between downtown and South L.A.. Thank you for your patience as we work to restore normal service. We will continue to provide updates regarding this incident here at The Source or follow us @MetroLosAngeles or @MetroLAalerts.

2 replies

  1. The handling of the electrical problem on the expo line last night, August 30, was handled in an inexcusable way.

    The narrow, filthy and rough path that the passengers had to walk once evacuated was frightening and dangerous!!!

    Why were there not emergency vehicles brought in to transport us? Where were the police besides waiting at the top of the stairs?
    Why did we have to walk back to Pico instead of towards the station with no transportation provided to the station? We were told to walk or call uber.
    We were also told by the staff that all decisions were made by the supervisor. That was their reason for how things were being handled. Well, your supervisor certainly did not consider the safety of the passengers!!!!!

    AND on our return trip, no one told us of the delay back to Santa Monica until we had already paid and had waited on the platform. Finally, when we asked, we were told that the signs were wrong…that there was a much longer wait!

    The entire metro experience was horrific, poorly handled and simply NOT SAFE!
    Maybe someone will file a lawsuit!

    • Hi Edward;

      Thank you for leaving a comment. I’ll be forwarding this also to our Customer Relations staff along with your email.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source