Expo Line to resume service to Pico and 7th St/Metro on Aug. 24

Construction is nearing completion at the Blue and Expo Line junction. The Expo Line will resume full service to Pico Station and 7th St/Metro Center on Saturday, August 24, at the start of service. The updated Expo Line train schedule is here.

The 856 bus shuttle that has been servicing these stations will then discontinue service.

Construction continues on the Blue Line’s northern segment between Compton Station and 7th St/Metro Center. The 860 Express, 863 Select and 864 Local shuttles will continue to replace train service until late September 2019. To receive project updates, visit metro.net/newblue.

Thank you all for your patience as we work to improve our rail lines.

12 replies

  1. Any word on the 860 continuing after Blue line resumes? It’s so much faster than the Blue Line!

    • Hi,

      We don’t have an update on that at this time.

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

  2. What is the estimated completion date for the Blue Line? This had made riding the Silver Line a total nightmare and we all want it to end as soon as possible!

    • Hi Mary —

      The plan is to finish the work by the end of September. We should have an exact date within the next few weeks. We do appreciate everyone’s patience with this project — we thought it was better to do the work all at once rather than spread it out over many weekends for a much longer overall time period.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  3. Hi Anna,

    Has the lighting also been enhanced at the Expo/Blue Line platforms of the 7th St./Metro Center?



  4. 3 days later but overall thank you!!! At least I’ll be able to use the train on the first day of class.

  5. Hi Anna, does this mean that all the maintenance has been completed on the mainline between pico and 7th st or will Expo line be running on single tracks? Did pico & 7th st also get the upgraded information screens that have been added to the Blue Line?

    • Hi,

      I’ll have to check with staff on the status of the junction, but regardless Expo Line will reopen with the new schedule. The digital customer information panels will be installed at Pico and 7th St/Metro Center. Pico Station installations have been completed, and the ones at 7th St/Metro Center will be available at a later date.

      Thank you,

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source