Major impacts starting Thursday to A and E Line service and Pico Blvd buses for urgent track work

UPDATE, MAY 26: The work was completed one day early and regular service on the A and E Lines resumed with the start of service Thursday morning. Thank you to all our riders for their patience during this work!!

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Over the next week, Metro will be performing track work on the A (Blue) and E (Expo) Line tracks in downtown Los Angeles near Pico Boulevard. There will be impacts to trains and buses:

•A Line and E Line trains will be running every 20 minutes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, and at all times from Friday, April 1, through Wednesday, April 6. During these times, riders will board all trains on the northbound side of the platform at Pico Station. Please allow extra time for your trips. 

Metro Bus Line 30 will be detoured around the work from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 31. The detour will then be in effect at all times from Friday, April 1, through Wednesday, April 6. 

The detour for the 30 buses headed to East L.A. will be left on Figueroa, right on 12th, right on Grand and then left on Pico to resume Line 30’s regular route.

The detour for 30 buses headed to Beverly Hills will be right on Olive, left on 11th, left on Flower and then right on Pico to resume Line 30’s regular route.

To plan trips on Metro, we recommend using the Transit app — Metro’s official app for smartphones. Here are the links to get Transit for iPhones and for Android phones.

Categories: Service Alerts

11 replies

  1. What exactly “at all times” mean? From April 1 to April 6 24hours each day or various times during that time period?

  2. Why?
    Didn’t they fix all of this during the New Blue upgrades??

    Tell us more.

  3. This area is constantly a problem and we need to divert freeway money to put this section of track underground–or at least close some of the dozens of streets crossing it.

    • This! Preferably full grade separation as that would completely remove the merger of the two lines from the street environment (already done on the north end of the regional connector), rather than a combined set of street-running and railway signals at the same spot which causes countless delays and slows overall operations. Metro should have done this when the expo line was first being built.

  4. Any info on what the work involves and if it will have any improvement on operations?

    • Hi Kyle;

      It’s fixing a piece of damaged rail. Fixing it allows trains to operate at normal speeds and, of course, allows us to continue to operate the lines safely.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

        • Hi Ray;

          It’s a maintenance issue from street “settlement.” We were able to run trains with a speed restriction but it needs to be fixed.

          Steve Hymon
          Editor, The Source

  5. I boarded Expo at my usual time at 5:10AM from Western Station towards SM. Prior to boarding, Transit alpp indicated 20 min. headways in both directions but now they seem to running at regular times?

  6. “To plan trips on Metro, we recommend using the Transit app — Metro’s official app for smartphones. Here are the links to get Transit for iPhones and for Android phones.”

    just an fyi, I used the app and the times are not accurate.

  7. Hey, you guys ready to put this section underground yet? Or was the Santa Ana Corridor the only solution after all and your willing to ride the current criticism of the agencies decision to send the Santa Ana Line to LAUS if it means this particular small but critical problem goes unnoticed by the taxpayers?