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Go Metro to Monday’s Lakers victory parade in downtown Los Angeles

Friday June 18, 2010

Metro Rail will be the best option to attend Monday’s Lakers victory parade in downtown Los Angeles with two Metro Blue Line stations nearby: Pico/Chick Hearn (one block east of Staples Center) and Grand Avenue (two blocks east of Figueroa Street on Washington Boulevard).

The Los Angeles Lakers victory parade is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at Staples Center.

Metro will add train service to accommodate the fans. Metro Blue Line trains will run every six minutes throughout the day. The Metro Red/Purple lines will have additional train cars and more service will be added on the Metro Gold Line as needed.

To facilitate return trips, Metro recommends fans buy a day pass to avoid lines at the ticket vending machines.

City and team officials anticipate a crowd of between 500,000 and 2 million fans lining the two-mile parade route, which will travel south on Figueroa Street until Jefferson Boulevard then will turn east at the Galen Center.

Metro staff and Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputies will be deployed at 7th/Metro Center, Pico/Chick Hearn and Grand Avenue stations to address crowd control.

Metro Bus Detours

Metro Bus service will be significantly impacted in the event area including 31 bus lines that either follow or cross Figueroa, Flower or Grand streets between Olympic and Jefferson boulevards.

Delays can be expected beginning about 3 a.m. and will continue until the end of the parade on Metro Bus lines: 14, 30, 31, 33, 35, 37, 38, 55, 70, 71, 76, 78, 79, 81, 96, 102, 200, 333, 335, 378, 439, 442, 445, 450X, 460, 485, 603, 714, 730, 770, and 910.

For more information on Metro Rail and Metro Bus service and bus detours, visit www.metro.net or call 1 (800) COMMUTE or receive the latest information through Twitter at www.twitter.com/metrolosangeles (English) or www.twitter.com/metrolaespanol (Spanish).


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