Service alert: buses replace Blue Line trains between Washington and Firestone stations this weekend

There will be no train service to three Metro Blue Line stations — Vernon, Slauson and Florence — from 9 p.m. Friday, August 10 though Sunday, August 12. During the closure, Metro will perform upgrades to the Blue Line’s overhead power supply system.

Bus shuttles will replace trains between Washington and Firestone stations while the work is performed. All southbound trains from 7th Street/Metro Center Station will travel as far as Washington Station and turn back to downtown Los Angeles. All northbound trains will travel to Firestone Station and return to Long Beach.

On Friday the last complete southbound trips to Long Beach will depart 7th/Metro at approximately: 8:34, 8:46, 8:58, 9:10 and 9:22 p.m. The last complete northbound trips to 7th/Metro will depart Long Beach at approximately: 8:28, 8:40, 8:52, 9:04 and 9:17 p.m.

Blue Line service is slated to run every 12 minutes during the day and every 20 minutes at night throughout the weekend. Bus shuttles will match the train schedule as best as possible. For alternate service, consider the Metro Bus Line 55 which runs on Compton Avenue and serves the Blue Line’s Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station.

Those planning to travel in the work area should allow extra travel time between trains and bus shuttles. Normal service to all stations will resume at start of service Monday, Aug 13. As always, we thank you for your patience as we work to improve the Metro Blue Line. For the latest service updates, follow us on Twitter @metroLAalerts.



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  1. I really hope they learn everything they can about doing Bus Bridges—right and wrong—so that when they need to do the super bridges for the New Blue it will work well. Even better than hoped for