Service Alert: expect delays on E Line (Expo) this evening due to damaged power equipment

UPDATE 6:36PM: Trains resume normal service with up to 10 minute residual delays through 7:30pm. The incident train has been removed, and repair work will continue through the close of service.

The E Line (Expo) is currently experiencing delays due to damaged overhead wires in near Palms Station. Trains share Downtown Santa Monica-bound track between La Cienega/Jefferson and Westwood/Rancho Park Stations.

During evening rush, riders can expect trains to run every 10 minutes between 7th/Metro and La Cienega/Jefferson, and every 20 minutes between La Cienega/Jefferson and Downtown Santa Monica Stations. Every other train will turn back towards DTLA at La Cienega/Jefferson Station in order to prevent train congestion during PM peak.

Repair work to the power lines has begun and will continue the rest of this service day. Please allow extra time for travel or consider alternate route options listed below. Follow @metrolaalerts on Twitter for live updates on service changes.

Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this issue.

From Downtown LA to Downtown Santa Monica

Between Culver City and Downtown LA

From Culver City Station to Downtown LA

From Downtown LA to Culver City Station

Between USC/Exposition Park Area and Downtown LA

From Expo/Vermont Station to Downtown LA

  • DASH F
    • Board on northbound Vermont Av
    • Separate fare required

From Expo Park/USC Station to Downtown LA

From Downtown LA to Expo Park/USC Station

From Jefferson/USC Station to Downtown LA

  • Metro Local 81
    • Board at 37th St/USC Transitway Station
  • DASH F
    • Board on westbound Exposition Bl
    • Separate fare required

From Downtown LA to Jefferson/USC Station

From 23rd St Station to Downtown LA

From Downtown LA to 23rd St Station


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  1. So what caused the damage? A collision? Vandalism? Excessively high wind? Or is it just due to cheap design all in the name of being “stewards of taxpayer dollars”? This seems to happen to metro’s LRT power system all too often for seemingly random, unexplained reasons. Something needs to change.