Beginning June 26, 2016, Metro will be testing All-Door Boarding along the full Silver Line route, allowing for faster boarding and service. All passengers will be required to have a valid TAP card in order to ride the Silver Line.
December 1, 2016
NB 710 Full Freeway Closure this Weekend
All lanes of the Northbound 710 freeway between the the I-5 and SR-60 will be closed from Friday, December 2 at 10:00 pm through Monday, December 5 at 4:00 am. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use the I-110 or I-605 as alternate routes.
November 17, 2016
Service Advisory: Expo Line to run 15-minute midday service Nov. 23
Heads up, Expo Line riders! on Wednesday, Nov. 23, the Expo Line will be running approximately every 15 minutes between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m due to track grinding work. A special rail grinder train will be used to slowly shave and restore the rail profile and remove irregularities to extend its life and to improve the ride of trains. While work is being conducted, trains will share one track at Westwood/Rancho Park Station.
Additionally, service will be operating with 2-car trains, which means you’ll need to board towards the front and/or middle of the platform. Approximate departure times are available here. Once complete, the work should result in a smoother ride for customers and quieter operations for Expo Line neighbors.
November 17, 2016
New Metrolink x Lyft promotion means more access to regional commuter rail
Metrolink has launched a joint promotion with Lyft to provide greater transit access to and from downtown Los Angeles. Metrolink passholders will receive up to $50 in Lyft ride credit for rides to and from Los Angeles Union Station, where you can connect with multiple bus and rail lines. Lyft users will also receive an email — some of you may have already gotten one — for two free round-trip tickets on Metrolink. All of this should make it easier to leave your car at home and give other transportation options a try.
As part of the promotion, Lyft and Metrolink are also holding a Work Week Commute Challenge. To participate, you’ll need to register online, take Metrolink to work for a week and then share your experience on social media. Up to ten participants will selected to receive a free Metrolink 7-Day Pass and a Lyft credit valued at $100.
Union Station's Patsaouras Bus Plaza
On October 10, Patsaouras Bus Plaza (located on east side of Union Station) will reopen and bus and shuttle services inside the plaza will resume. To see bus bay assignments, click on our map here. The upgrades will allow buses and shuttles to navigate the plaza more easily.
In addition, the new upgrades have given drivers a new underground facility, the Union Station East Passenger Pick-up/Drop-off Facility, that makes it much safer to pick up passengers in an area dedicated for private vehicles. This facility is now open and is available by entering the underground parking lots on Vignes Street.
In order to keep the flow of bus and shuttle traffic moving, private vehicles will no longer enter the plaza. Private vehicles must use the new passenger pick-up/drop-off facility.
For more questions regarding the bus plaza reopening, call 323.GO.METRO.
Metro Keeps LA Moving
The Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is Metro’s roadmap to improve mobility, provide more transportation options, stimulate our local economy, and create jobs. The vision of this program is to enhance our public transit program by investing in our bus system while expanding our rail system. The plan is also delivering highway improvements such as new carpool lanes and projects that are easing freeway bottlenecks for both auto and truck traffic. And, the plan invests in many other programs, including transit operations, highway maintenance, local street improvements, bicycle and pedestrian connections, and transit services for the disabled.
Pedestrian tunnel between Red Line and Orange Line in NoHo now Open
The new pedestrian tunnel connecting the Orange Line and Red Line stations in North Hollywood is now open. The project should eliminate for many riders the mad dash across busy Lankershim Boulevard to catch a bus or train.
Go Metro to see your Los Angeles RamsMetro will be running extra service on the Expo Line for Rams games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
For more information on how to ride Metro to the Coliseum click here.
Metro Guided Tours
Take a Guided Tour of the Expo, Red and Purple Line
It’s easy to explore destinations all around town on Metro. Learn how to get started with a FREE guided rail tour of the Metro Expo, Red and Purple Lines.
Metro’s tour guides will provide useful tips on how to:
- Purchase and load a Transit Access Pass (TAP) card
- Plan a trip
- Use Nextrip and Metro’s mobile app
- Transfer between different bus/rail lines
- Identify transit connections and destinations
Learn about Metro’s current and future rail lines and how Metro can become a commuting alternative for you. Bike and safety tips will also be provided.
Tours take place every day and begin at various Metro Rail stations.
Tours are free, however tour guests are responsible for purchasing their own TAP cards. Cards cost $1, and can be loaded with one-way fare ($1.75), roundtrip fare ($3.50) or a Day Pass ($7), which is good for travel all day on any Metro bus or rail line.
To reserve your spot, sign up here. You will receive an email within 48 hours of registering, confirming the date, time and location of your tour.
Please note that tour requests will be processed on a first come, first served basis. There will be a maximum of 20 people on each tour.
Free DASH rides for Metro 7-day or 30-day pass holders
As part of a new pilot program beginning Friday (July 1) and running through Dec. 31, Metro riders with a TAP card loaded with a seven-day or 30-day pass will be able to ride DASH for free.
The project is part of the California Climate Investments, which use proceeds from the state’s cap-and-trade auctions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide benefits to communities around the state.
The DASH system — run by the city of Los Angeles — is a great way to make first-and-last mile connections to Metro. Here’s a list of all the lines at the DASH website
Metro Bike Share is Here!
The Metro Bike Share has launched in Downtown Los Angeles! With up to 1000 self-service bikes and up to 65 stations available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, Metro Bike Share will offer convenient round-the-clock access to a fleet of bicycles for short trips and to get to transit on your schedule. Metro Bike Share will be an additional public transportation option for Angelenos and visitors to get around Downtown Angeles. It is fast, fun and affordable!
The Metro Bike Share station network will provide about twice as many bike parking spaces — or what we refer to as “dock points” — as there are bikes. This maximizes available bike share parking when you arrive at your destination station. You will be able to see real-time bike and dock availability on the app and online station map.
If you already have a Metro TAP card, you can register it and purchase a Monthly or Flex pass. If you don't have a TAP card, purchase a pass and you will receive a shiny new Metro Bike Share registered TAP card.
All-Door Boarding Pilot