Service Advisory: buses replace Blue Line trains between Firestone and Compton stations this weekend

The Blue Line 103rd St/Watts Towers and Willowbrook/Rosa Parks stations will be closed this Friday, August 3 at 9 p.m. until the end of service on Sunday, August 5. Bus shuttles will replace trains between Firestone and Compton stations. Metro will perform necessary track work on the Blue Line during the closures.

While work is in progress, all southbound trains will travel as far as Firestone Station and turn back toward 7th Street/Metro Center. The last stop for all northbound trains will be Compton Station. From there, trains will return to downtown Long Beach.

On Friday the last complete northbound trips to downtown L.A. will depart Long Beach at approximately: 7:16, 7:28, 7:42, 7:59, 8:17 p.m. The last complete southbound trips to Long Beach will depart 7th/Metro at approximately: 7:34, 7:46, 7:58, 8:10, 8:24 p.m. All times are subject to work related delays.

Trains are slated to run every 12 minutes, and after 9 p.m. trains will run every 20 minutes. Buses will match Blue Line service levels as best as possible.

Thank you for your patience as we work to improve the Blue Line. Be sure to allow extra travel time for your transfer between buses and trains. Regular service will resume on Monday, August 6.

For the latest service updates please follow us on Twitter @metrolaalerts or call 323.GOMETRO.

4 replies

  1. Hey guys, not closely related to this thread, but can we please please please get a notification system for when certain lines get service advisories like bus stops being moved. The Silver Line moved its 7th/Fig northbound stop last Friday (which started happening Thursday night) and I helplessly watched the bus turn a corner and disappear. DTLA has a lot of construction so I understand stops could be moved but 7th/Fig is a huge timepoint stop and there was no notification other than a temp sign I found later (that read that the changes go into effect Friday). The bus began to detour Thursday night and I missed the 8:30. This is really frustrating after being out all day in the heat. There is already an ability to search on the webpage for service advisories for separate lines so I don’t understand why it can’t be extended into an SMS or email system. Just a simple heads-up would be really nice.

  2. It’s getting more apparent everyday that the former LACTC like the current MTA had no idea how to build a light rail line. We have seen on going projects to repair or replace the poorly designed and constructed project in the past few years. It took over three years for the LACTC to build this line in comparison to the six months it took Henry Huntington’s Pacific Electric to build the original line which never needed to be shut down for maintenance.

    • You are aware that the latter took place during a time of no OSHA, no EIR, and very little traffic, right?