How to Go Metro to the Women’s March this Saturday

This year’s Women’s March will take place on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and a large turnout is expected. To help you get to and from the event, Metro will run enhanced service on all rail lines from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with longer trains on all lines except the C Line (Green).

Service on Saturday will be as follows:

  • A Line (Blue) – Trains every 6 minutes between 7th Street/Metro and Willow Station and 12 minutes between Willow and Downtown Long Beach Station.
  • B Line (Red) – Trains every 6 minutes.
  • C Line (Green) – Trains every 12 minutes.
  • D Line (Purple) – Trains every 12 minutes.
  • E Line (Expo) – Trains every 6 minutes.
  • L Line (Gold) – Trains every 8 minutes between APU/Citrus College and Little Tokyo/Arts District Station.

The starting point for the march is outside of Pershing Square Station, served by the B Line (Red) and D Line (Purple).

You can bypass long lines at the TAP vending machines by buying and loading your TAP card ahead of time.

Buy TAP cards and load fares online at taptogo.net or at any Metro Rail or G Line (Orange) station; here’s a system map. Roundtrip fare is $3.50 in stored value and a Day Pass is $7. Please note: each person must have their own TAP card. Two children under age 5 may travel free with each fare-paying adult.

Some extra tips:

•DTLA is served by five Metro Rail lines: the B Line (Red)/D Line (Purple), the A Line (Blue), E Line (Expo) and L Line (Gold). If you’re planning to park and ride, here are your options.

•As the march takes place, DTLA buses will be in service but will be on detour due to street closures. Detour information will be posted at metro.net/advisories and live service updates will be shared on Twitter at @metroLAalerts.

•If you’re coming in from further away, Metrolink may be an option. Metrolink will be running additional train service to Union Station in DTLA on the Antelope Valley, San Bernardino and Ventura County lines. Regular 91 Line service will also allow people to reach the march before its scheduled start. From there, you can use your TAP-enabled Metrolink ticket or mobile ticket QR code to transfer for free to the B Line (Red)/D Line (Purple) to reach your destination. Please check Metrolink’s website for details on schedules. Metrolink weekend day pass tickets are $10.

•To keep passenger flow moving at Pershing Square Station: The 5th/Hill portal will be ENTER ONLY during the march. The 4th/Hill portals will be EXIT ONLY. ADA customers/strollers may use the elevator at 5th/Hill in both directions.

•Please use the entire platform when boarding a train.

For everyone’s safety, Metro staff will be monitoring crowd levels at rail stations and adjusting service as needed. And, as always, please be careful around buses, train platforms and train crossings. If walking through rail crossings, obey all signals and safely cross the tracks

Here’s a look at our regional rail system map:

 

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2 replies

  1. These marches leave behind trails of trash on our city streets throughout DTLA. Their “woke moment” while leaving behind soy latte cups and other kinds of “woke” beverages and food wrappers.

  2. You also have the OneLife LA event headed from Olvera Street north to LA State Historic Park, which will also attracts tens of thousands of people. Overall, unless you’re participating, it might be a good day to avoid downtown.