Metro Blue Line service will be delayed about one minute from scheduled times from today until next weekend because of a vehicle accident on Thursday that damaged signal system equipment in Compton. A Blue Line train was not involved in the accident. As a result, Blue Line trains are now [continue reading]
View Larger Map An alert Metro customer recently wrote the agency with a salient question: why don’t the new Eastside Gold Line stations appear on Google Transit, the popular trip planner? If you want to see an example of what the customer means, look close at the above map. The [continue reading]
In June of this year Metro officially released transit route and schedule data to the public via the Metro developer site (http://developer.metro.net). The announcement brought about some excited chatter on local blogs, mostly in anticipation for Google Transit, but after the Google launch in July it seemed like the Metro [continue reading]
The Folks at LA SAFE – the Los Angeles County Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies – have been working on Southern California’s own 511 traveler information service. Today, they’re offering a debut of a beta version of the new phone number and website to get public feedback before officially launching [continue reading]
Blue Line trains are back on schedule. No more delays.
Regular Blue Line service was supposed to resume today after planned disruptions this weekend due to Expo Line construction. But the bus bridge continues this morning as work is being done tying Expo Line tracks into the Blue Line. Metro provided buses to transport Blue Line passengers between the 7th [continue reading]
Don’t get too excited, but a spot of good news from Metro rail officials: software will be installed by the end of next week that will allow Gold Line Eastside Extension trains to go…drumroll…15 mph over the Hollywood Freeway bridge, an improvement over the 10 mph presently allowed. The speed [continue reading]
As part of his daily email that he sends to staff, Metro CEO Art Leahy wrote the following about the opening this past weekend of the Gold Line Eastside Extension. In the second paragraph, he also discusses some extra safety precautions that are being taken along the line: During the [continue reading]
As expected — and in a replay of 2003, when the L.A. to Pasadena Gold Line opened — the line to board trains to East L.A. is more than an hour’s wait at Union Station. The line, in fact, snakes all the way into the parking garage. If you don’t [continue reading]
As of 1:30 there’s no line at the Little Tokyo/Arts District station. The small festival in the parking lot next to the station is not exactly crowded.