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L.A. Metro to Partially Close Some Subway Station Entrances To Reduce Public Touchpoints during COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

Thursday April 23, 2020

Beginning tomorrow, April 24, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will be closing some entrances to B Line (Red) stations to help reduce public “touchpoints” and to keep the system as clean as possible during the COVID-19 public health crisis.

Entrance closures will help Metro conduct station cleanings more efficiently and focus custodial resources where they are most needed. Stations selected for entrance closures have multiple entrances.

All stations will remain open. ADA access will be maintained at all stations.

The station entrance closures are:



Union Station (West Entrance)

East Entrance

Civic Ctr/Grand Park (1st St Entrance)

Temple St Entrance

Pershing Sq (4th St Entrance)

4th St NE Escalator

7th St/Metro Ctr (Hope St & The Bloc Entrances)

Flower St and Figueroa St Entrances

Westlake/MacArthur Pk (North Entrance)

South Entrance

Vermont/Santa Monica (City College Entrance)

Main Entrance

Universal City/Studio City (CityWalk Entrance)

West Entrance to Bus Connections

Signage will be available to help direct patrons to the correct station entrance. 

All transit riders are strongly encouraged to wear masks when riding public transit and to practice six feet of social distancing whenever possible on Metro bus and rail lines. 

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About Metro

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is building the most ambitious transportation infrastructure program in the United States and is working to greatly improve mobility through its Vision 2028 Plan. Metro is the lead transportation planning and funding agency for L.A. County and carries about 1.2 million boardings daily on a fleet of 2,200 low-emission buses and six rail lines.
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