Construction and station improvements on the south segment of the Blue Line are in the final stages. Though the Blue Line will remain out of service between 103rd St/Watts Towers and Downtown Long Beach through end of May, test trains are now running through the area. Please be alert and keep safe!
Metro is running periodic test trains between 103rd St/Watts Towers and Downtown Long Beach now through end of May. Please be alert and obey all rail crossing signals — trains may run day and night. pic.twitter.com/Nar1ajAFFA
— LA Metro (@metrolosangeles) April 29, 2019
Heading in to May, here are some key dates to know:
- Blue Line Southern Segment stations are reopening on June 1 (between Downtown Long Beach Station and Compton Station).
- Blue Line Northern Segment stations will be out of service starting June 1 through September 2019 (between Compton Station and 7th St/Metro Center).
- Blue Line at Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station will be out of service through September 2019.
- Green Line at Willowbrook/Rosa Parks will remain in service.
- Two Stations on the Expo Line will be out of service starting June 22 through August 2019 (Pico Station and 7th St/Metro Center).
- Red and Purple Lines will continue to run regular service and serve 7th St/Metro Center.
Bus shuttles will be provided during the north closure, and we’ll have more detailed maps and timetables of the new shuttle lines soon. The Blue Line 860 Express shuttle will continue during the north closure with the same bus stop locations, hours and frequencies.
The New Blue Improvements Project aims to bring the Blue Line — Metro’s oldest light rail line and busiest — up to the modern specifications of our new rail lines. The idea is to reduce the number of delays and make the Blue Line far more reliable than it has been in recent years.