This Weekend: Buses replace Blue Line trains between Slauson and Willowbrook/Rosa Parks

There will be no train service to three Metro Blue Line stations — Florence, Firestone, 103rd/Watts Towers — from Friday evening through the close of service on Sunday in order for crews to complete track maintenance and upgrades.

During the work, bus shuttles will replace trains between Slauson and Willowbrook/Rosa Parks. This means all southbound trains will terminate at Slauson and turn back toward downtown Los Angeles. All northbound trains will end at Willowbrook/Rosa Parks and turn back toward Long Beach.

Blue Line trains are slated to run every 12 minutes during the day and every 20 minutes at night throughout the weekend. Bus shuttles will match Blue Line service levels as best as possible. However, trips between Long Beach and downtown Los Angeles are expected to take about 20 minutes longer than usual, so please allow extra time and plan accordingly. As an alternate service, consider Metro Bus Line 55/355 which runs on nearby Compton Avenue.

Metro staff will be on hand to lend assistance at all Blue Line stations where bus shuttles are running. Regular Blue Line service will resume with the start of service on Monday, Jan. 15.

Finally, thank you to our customers for their patience and understanding as we complete this weekend’s work. These repairs and upgrades will result in safer and more reliable Blue Line service.

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