Beginning Feb. 22, the elevator at the Slauson station on the Blue Line will be out of service for repair work and isn’t scheduled to reopen until early April. The station is elevated and the elevator is the only way for folks who use wheelchairs to access the train platform. [continue reading]
As you may have noticed by now, the redesigned Metro website is up and running. At this juncture, some elements are still being tested and there’s still some tinkering going on to ensure that the technical aspects of the site work. We’ll have more in the next few days about [continue reading]
Metro has begun installing fencing on First Street to help improve safety along the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension. About two miles of fences will be erected along the line by June. The idea is to make it difficult for jaywalkers to try to dash across the tracks. Photo: Luis [continue reading]
Full service on the Green Line has been restored at 4:21 p.m. Bus bridge to shuttle passengers has been discontinued. Both tracks lost power between Lakewood and Long Beach stations earlier in the afternoon.
Green Line service is interrupted between Long Beach and Lakewood stations due to power loss on both tracks. Expect 20-minute delay. Bus bridge is now in effect shuttling Metro patrons between Long Beach and Lakewood Stations. Shuttle buses are operating every 10 minutes. Service is likely to be completely restored within the hour.
Observant visitors to Metro.net no doubt noticed something new on the homepage. Metro communications staff has quietly rolled out a new system for getting service alerts and system status updates out to customers via a new Twitter account: @metroLAalerts. Be aware, however, the system is currently in the “beta” stage [continue reading]
In an effort to promote public safety awareness along the Metro Blue Line, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and Los Angeles Police Department today issued 330 citations, 30 warnings and impounded 24 vehicles for 30 days along the street running (non-gated) segment of the light rail line between Washington Station [continue reading]
Blue Line passengers be warned: due to Expo Line light rail construction, there are likely going to be delays in Blue Line service of up to 30 minutes over each of the next three weekends. In other words, it’s going to take up to 30 minutes longer for trains to [continue reading]
Ah, January in the Midwest. I found this pic of light rail in the snow posted earlier this month on the NextStop blog run by St. Louis Metro If you’re interested in seeing how another transit agency is handling blogging, spend some time clicking around the site. And, of course, [continue reading]
Here are three of the noteworthy actions taken by the Metro Board of Directors at their meeting Thursday: *A contract worth up to $30.45 million was approved with 21 local tow truck companies to provide Freeway Service Patrols. Item 60 on the agenda. *The Board decided to restart the process [continue reading]