Service Advisory: buses replace Gold Line trains between South Pasadena and Lake on Sept. 22

On Saturday, Sept. 22 from open until 4 p.m. there will be no Gold Line train service to three stations: Memorial Park, Del Mar, and Fillmore. During the closure, crews will perform track maintenance and upgrade work.

Free bus shuttles will replace trains between Lake and South Pasadena throughout the closure. This means all southbound trains will travel as far as Lake and turn back to Azusa. The last stop for all northbound trains will be South Pasadena. From there, trains return to East L.A.

The Gold Line is scheduled to run every 12 minutes while work is in progress, and shuttles will match train service as best as possible. Please allow extra travel time to transfer between the train and bus shuttles. Metro personnel will be at the affected stations to lend assistance. Regular train service to all stations is slated to resume at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

The City of Pasadena will also be offering free rides on all Pasadena Transit bus lines and Pasadena Dial-A-Ride the day of the closure through 4 p.m. Many Pasadena Transit lines connect with Gold Line stations; Route 10 and Route 40 follow the Gold Line in Pasadena fairly closely.

As always, we thank you all for your patience as we work to improve the Gold Line. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @metroLAalerts for the latest service updates. For routes and schedule information visit or call 323.GO.METRO.

8 replies

  1. TFW you don’t check twitter before heading out and now you’re wasting your day away waiting for the modified service Gold Line. As I wait here writing this, I wonder to myself, why is it that the Gold Line will repeat announcements all day about vending, hiding one’s electronics, sexual harassment, Etc., but when we really need announcements, there is no warning about Modified Service, no mention, and little direction??? Patrons are lost and confused.

  2. Night work, night work, night work. Why in the world do work at a time that effects the casual rider that you want to convert to a regular rider? Metro is still shooting themselves in the foot doing service during the day.

    • Hi,

      Depending on the type of work being done and the location it takes place, the work cannot be completed at night. For example, safety regulations may require a well lit work area, but there local ordinances on light pollution we need to abide by. We try to schedule the work so it impacts as few riders as possible.

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

      • Well lit does not equal light pollution by necessity. Properly aimed downlights can give abundant light and near zero scatter. LED, solar powered, light towers are available (they even reduce the job site noise.) They are more easily aimed, their light cone is often narrower. And it should not be hard to convert them to high-rail. If Metro needs help with this they should contact the International Dark Sky Association, they can help find a solution that will work and abide by local laws.

        Caltrans has work done all the time at night. LADOT works nights frequently too.

  3. Metro please consider putting old-school big printed flyers inside the trains conspicuously, for the rail line that this type of outage + bus bridge affects. This time, as always, the announcement is only posted online and on the station’s scrolling marquee signs. In reality, many riders are going to overlook that and get surprised on the day.

  4. Not a good day to have no train service in Pasadena: Beyoncé & Jay Z are performing at the Rose Bowl. I don’t know why I am surprised; after all, this is the same Metro that cannot seem to accommodate the need for more trains before/after major sporting events & concerts.

    • Hi,

      The tour has not been rescheduled but I don’t know if that means the tour will be relying on the bus shuttles to visit the various stations.

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source