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Metro Blue Line Service Will Be Delayed Due to Grade Crossing Maintenance Work at 103rd Street Beginning April 24 to April 28

Friday April 17, 2009

Metro Blue Line service will experience service delays due to rebuilding of the intersection at the Metro Blue Line alignment and 103rd Street, between Graham and Grandee avenues in Watts, from Friday, April 24 to Tuesday, April 28, as part of the Metro Rail grade crossing maintenance program.

Shuttle bus service will transport passengers between Imperial/Wilmington and 103rd Street stations. Metro Blue Line trains will run every 20 minutes until approximately 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 26, then regular train service will be resume. Additionally, Metro Bus lines 117, 254, 305 and 612 will experience delays through Tuesday.

Work is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. Friday and will continue until 7 p.m. Tuesday when the intersection will be reopen to pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Work will include removing the asphalt, rail tracks, pedestrian crossings, to rebuild the intersection with concrete grade panels, re-striping street lanes, redo pedestrian crossings and re-calibrate train signals.

Metro apologize for this inconvenience and advices its customers to allow extra time to complete their trips. For more information or to plan a trip visit the Trip Planner at Metro’s website at or call Metro Customer Relations at 213.922.6235.

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