Heads up! Metro will be connecting the A Line (Blue) and E Line (Expo) to the Regional Connector project, and rail service will be temporarily suspended at 7th St/Metro Center and Pico Station from 9 p.m. Friday, March 11, through close of service Sunday, March 13.
A free bus shuttle, Line 859, will replace train service between 7th Street/Metro Center, Pico Station, LATTC/Ortho Institute Station, Grand/LATTC Station, San Pedro Station, and Washington Station. Please see the above maps.
At 7th/Metro Station, the stop for the southbound 859 bus will be at Hope and 7th. The stop for the northbound bus will be at Figueroa and 7th.
At Pico Station, the stop for the southbound 859 bus will be at Pico and Flower. The northbound 859 will stop at Pico and Figueroa.
There will be NO impact to B Line (Red) and D Line (Purple) service.
The A and E Line bus shuttles will match train schedules. Metro staff will be on hand to lend assistance where bus shuttles are running.
You can also check Twitter @metrolaalerts, metro.net/advisories or call 323.GOMETRO for updates and trip planning assistance. A 24/7 in-language assistance project hotline can be reached at 213.922.7277 to address concerns.
The J Line (Silver), LADOT Dash F Line and Metro Bike Share also provide service at the affected stations.
This work is part of the final push for construction on the Regional Connector, which will connect the A, E and L Line (Gold) via a pair of new 1.9-mile light rail tunnels under downtown L.A. The Regional Connector will make light rail trips to and through downtown much quicker and greatly reduce the need to transfer to reach many destinations.
The merged A, E and L Lines are scheduled to begin using the new tunnels in late 2022. Under the operating plan proposed by Metro staff, one light rail line will run between East Los Angeles and Santa Monica. The other line will run between Azusa and Long Beach. The two lines will share five downtown L.A. stations for easy transfers. For more information on the project visit metro.net/connector.