A few readers have asked about the nearly hour-long delays on the subway on Monday afternoon and early evening. There were two issues: first, at about 4:30 p.m., there was an issue with a switch not working properly near Union Station that had to be verified and fixed. Then, at [continue reading]
Yesterday’s turnstile-locking exercise at the Wilshire/Normandie Purple Line Station was what you’d call uneventful. And that was a good thing. Of course, this first locking demonstration was purposely scheduled for a less traveled time of day in a less traveled station so that fewer customers would be impacted. But the point [continue reading]
As we noted in May, Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus had plans to shake up its service to improve connections with Metro Rail. Well those changes — detailed here [PDF] — went live on Sunday and there’s some good news for Metro riders. The BBB has extended the eastern terminus of [continue reading]
Lots of rail work happening this weekend, so if you’re planning on riding (perhaps to a Go Metro Weekend destination?) take heed to the info in this post. Friday after 8:30pm Purple Line only runs between Wilshire/Western & Wilshire/Vermont due to maintenance in Downtown stations. As a result, Red Line [continue reading]
Just a reminder: the free service Metro is providing on the subway, Orange Line and select bus lines continues on Sunday to help people get around during the 405 closure. Here’s a lengthy post explaining where you can find the free service, which is intended to help connect the San [continue reading]
Nice video recently posted by the Los Angeles County Bike Coalition on the proposed bike lane along 7th Street and serve as an alternative to riding on very busy Wilshire Boulevard. The lane would eventually stretch from Catalina Street in Koreatown to Soto Street in Boyle Heights and is scheduled [continue reading]
The Santa Monica City Council last week signed off on a slew of bus service changes to improve the efficiency of the city’s municipal bus operations and improve connections with Metro Rail. Travelers to and from the Westside will benefit from increased service, larger buses and a Metro Rail connection [continue reading]
Here is a look at some of the transportation headlines gathered by us and the Metro Library. The full list of headlines is posted on the library’s blog. Vermont subway stop could see new development (L.A. Times) The veteran developer Jerry Snyder says that he intends to build a pair [continue reading]
Red Line powers back up; subway service returns to normal after power at Westlake station is restored.
What was happening: A loss of traction power to the Westlake/MacArthur Park Red Line station at proximately 2:30 p.m. is closing that station until power is restored. Trains are unable to pass through the station because the loss of power there has de-energized the tracks.