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 Headlines blog, which you can also access via email subscription or RSS feed. ART OF TRANSIT — Click above to see a larger version; black and [continue reading]
Service alert: night-time tunnel cleaning this week in downtown Los Angeles subway stations after 8:30 p.m.
Customers may be curious about the reduced late night service through this Thursday on the subway in downtown Los Angeles. The above photos explain the reason: trains are single-tracking to accommodate some much needed tunnel cleaning that is taking place to ensure Metro has a clean, safe and reliable rail [continue reading]
I happened upon the testing during the afternoon rush hour on Wednesday and everything appeared to go smoothly. With Metro preparing to latch gates at Red and Purple Line stations this summer, Metro and Metrolink are testing paper TAP-enabled tickets that will allow Metrolink passengers to get through the gates. [continue reading]
Due to a loss of power at Pershing Square Station, Metro Red and Purple Line trains are operating on a single track between Westlake/MacArthur Park Staton and Union Station. Delays currently are approximately 20 minutes.
A news conference was held this morning to announce that the road — used heavily by commuters to travel between the San Fernando Valley and Beverly Hills — will be closed for a month. From the LADWP: From March 23 to about April 26, crews will close Coldwater Canyon Avenue, [continue reading]
Here is some interesting data gathered from recent testing of gate latching at the Normandie, North Hollywood and Western stations on the Red/Purple Line subway. The takeaways: 1) one-way fares, stored value and pass sales significantly increased when the gates were latched; 2) Free entries — i.e. mainly those not [continue reading]
Metro Board considers contract to have cell phone equipment installed in Red and Purple Line station areas
The Metro Board will be considering a contract this month that would bring cell phone and wi-fi service to the subway system in Los Angeles. The Metro staff report on the contract is above. Once installed, cell service would be available throughout the public areas of the Red and Purple [continue reading]
As many of you have noticed in the past week, there are new floor graphic decals on the platforms serving the Red and Purple lines at the 7th/Metro Center Station in downtown Los Angeles. The intention of the decals is to deal with an issue many of you have also [continue reading]
Here’s a new video from UCLA that school officials say is specifically aimed at new employees to familiarize them with alternative transportation options available at UCLA before their first day of work. The video will be incorporated into the new employee orientation process campus-wide. Of course, at some future juncture, [continue reading]
Repair work to be done on subway tracks at Union Station tonight, trains to run at 20 minute headways
Necessary repair work will be done on the subway tracks at Union Station tonight starting at 9 p.m. The Metro Red Line will be running at 20 minute headways from 9 p.m. to close of service between Union Station and North Hollywood Station. There will be no Purple Line train [continue reading]