After literally decades of talk, false starts, community resistance and funding dead-ends, a route for an extension of the subway to the job-rich Westside was selected by the Metro Board of Directors on Thursday in a vote called historic by several Directors. The Board of Directors voted 10 to 0 [continue reading]
Service in the Hollywood area of the Metro Red Line was delayed up to 20 minutes this morning following an incident at the Hollywood/Vine station. The incident occurred at approximately 7:15 a.m. when a man on the tracks was reportedly struck by a westbound train as the train approached the [continue reading]
The Go Metro Dining Map continues to grow – it’s now 38 restaurants deep – as Source readers and Metro riders send us their suggestions for the best places to grab a bite near transit. One of the newest suggestions for a Gold Line adjacent restaurant is La Abeja, recommended [continue reading]
Due to ongoing safety inspections of rail cars, some subway trains on the Red and Purple lines may be shorter than normal this week — as some readers saw during their morning commute today. Trains are operating at their normal speeds and on their regular schedules.
Metro expects normal service for the Monday morning commute on the Metro Red and Purple lines. Some service restrictions were initiated on Friday but normal service resumed Saturday morning.
As of 12pm all Red Line trains have been issued a 25 mile per hour speed restriction from Union Station to North Hollywood and Wilshire Western due to equipment issues. Passengers should expect 10-20 minute delays until further notice.
Let’s start with this fun fact: When the Westside Subway Extension is built, it will take 25 minutes to travel from Los Angeles Union Station to the Westwood/UCLA station — 13 minutes on the existing Purple Line to Wilshire and Western and a little more than 12 minutes on the [continue reading]
Eight passengers and a train operator were killed last summer when a Washington Metro train ran into a stopped train that was ahead of it on the tracks. The National Transportation Safety Board released its findings this week, saying that the crash was caused by “a failure of the track [continue reading]
Curbed LA and LAist are reporting that the new Trader Joe’s at Hollywood & Vine is set to open on Friday, May 21st. A major retail component of the recently completed Hollywood & Vine Transit Oriented Development, Trader Joe’s is located on the ground floor of the the 1600 Vine [continue reading]
On May 5th the Urban Land Institute (ULI) of Los Angeles hosted a tour and case study of the recently completed Hollywood & Vine Transit Oriented Development (TOD) project. Put on by the Young Leaders Group, the self-proclaimed “younger, hipper” faction of ULI (so hip, in fact, that some of [continue reading]