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.
October 18, 2016
Dodger Stadium Express In Service For NLCS Dodgers vs Cubs October 18-20
Here’s what you need to know about taking the Dodger Stadium Express:
From Union Station:
- Board near the taxi zone on the Alameda Street side of Union Station.
- Service leaves Union Station every 10 minutes, starting 2 1/2 hours before game time through the third inning for all home games.
- You can exit inside Dodger Stadium at one of two stops – behind Center Field and at the Top Deck. Service will pick up at the same stops after the game.
- Return service runs until 45 minutes after the final out or longer if a big crowd.
From the South Bay:
- Board at any of the following stations: Slauson, Manchester, Harbor Freeway, Rosecrans, or Harbor Gateway Transit Center (Bay 9).
- Buses run every 20 minutes starting 2 1/2 hours before game time, with the last bus leaving Harbor Gateway Transit Center at game time.
- You’ll be dropped off behind Right Field. Service back to the South Bay will pick up at the same stop after the game.
- Return service begins after the end of the seventh inning, with the last bus departing 45 minutes after the final out or longer if a big crowd.
Rides are free to those holding game tickets. Otherwise, regular Metro fares apply on all other connecting bus and rail service.
October 14, 2016
Nighttime Full Closures of I-5 in Burbank Begin Oct. 17
Between October 17 and November 3, 2016, nighttime full freeway closures will be implemented on northbound and southbound I-5 between Alameda Avenue and Orange Grove Avenue in Burbank (less than a mile) from midnight to 4 a.m. Both directions will NOT be closed at the same time. Closures will occur during weeknights only. The closures are necessary to keep motorists safe during a girder erection operation requiring a large crane.
Northbound closure dates: October 17-21, 24-28, 31
Southbound closure dates: November 1-3
Ramps within the construction zone will be closed as well.
Closure dates will be updated as necessary.
Detours: Signed detours (see map below and here) will be posted during each closure, as follows:
➤ Northbound Detour: Exit at eastbound Alameda Ave off-ramp; go east on Alameda Ave; north on Glenoaks Blvd; west on Olive Ave; north on 1st St; west on Orange Grove Ave to the on-ramp to northbound I-5.
➤ Southbound Detour: Exit at Burbank Blvd off-ramp; south on Front St; east on Verdugo Ave; south on San Fernando Blvd; west on Alameda Ave to the on-ramp to southbound I-5.
Green Line Service Interruption Friday, October 14 Through Sunday, October 16
There will be no train service to three Metro Green Line stations — Hawthorne/Lennox, Aviation/LAX and Mariposa — starting this Friday evening through close of service on Sunday in order for crews to complete final signal system upgrades. This will be the last segment of signal upgrades before tie-in work continues on the future Crenshaw/LAX Line.
Bus shuttles will replace trains between Crenshaw and El Segundo. This means all westbound trains stop at Crenshaw and turn back towards Norwalk. Metro shuttles will be available at Crenshaw for continued westbound service. Trains from Redondo Beach will stop at El Segundo. From there, customers may board shuttles for continued eastbound service.
Green Line trains are slated to arrive every 15 minutes during the day and every 20 minutes at night throughout the weekend. Bus shuttles will match Green Line service levels as best as possible. However, customers should note that trains will not follow the regular posted timetables.
On Friday, Oct. 14 after 9 p.m., the last complete eastbound trips depart Redondo Beach at approximately: 7:21 p.m., 7:40, 8, 8:20 and 8:40. The last complete westbound trips depart Norwalk at approximately: 7:03 p.m., 7:18, 7:38, 7:58 and 8:18. All times are subject to work related delays.
Metrolink Service Interruption
Metrolink will experience major service interruptions the weekends of October 8-9, 15-16, and 22-23, due to several coordinated major construction and maintenance projects. The Orange County, 91/Perris Valley and Inland Empire-Orange County lines will be impacted
Orange County Line
On the Orange County Line, Metrolink will operate two round-trips. Trains 660, 661, 666 and 667 will operate between Norwalk and Irvine with buses providing service to stations between Norwalk and Los Angeles as well as Irvine to Oceanside. Northbound service departing from stations south of Irvine will be provided by buses only.
91/Perris Valley Line
On the 91/Perris Valley Line, trains 751, 752,753 and 754 will operate between Norwalk and Riverside, with bus service between Los Angeles and Norwalk. Delays can be expected.
Inland Empire-Orange County Line
There will be no train service on the Inland Empire-Orange County Line. However, Metrolink has arranged for buses to provide one round-trip to cover service for trains 857 and 860. These buses will depart from San Bernardino and Oceanside, respectively, at their published departure times. This service will not have connecting service for passengers planning to go to Los Angeles. Riders choosing to take this service should plan for an extended trip time and severe delays.
Please visit Metrolink's website for more information.
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.
Dodger Stadium Express Loading Location Change
Due to the Patsaouras Plaza Closure, Dodger Stadium Express will have a new boarding location for the duration of the season. Board near the passenger drop-off/ valet area near Mozaic Apartments in Union Station West.
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
Bus Plaza Closure
On July 11, 2016 the Patsaouras Bus Plaza located at One Gateway Plaza/Union Station will close for construction until October 10, 2016 to undergo needed resurfacing repairs. During the closure, all buses and shuttles that currently enter the plaza will be moved to temporary bus stops. Private vehicles will enter the new Union Station East Passenger Pick-up/Drop-off Facility through either one of two entrances on Vignes Street, and will no longer enter the bus plaza. For more information please visit https://www.metro.net/riding/bus-plaza-closure/