• Patsaouras Plaza Busway
  • ESOC
  • Division 20
  • Construction Notices

Situated in downtown Los Angeles and adjacent to Union Station, the Patsaouras Plaza Busway Station project will be a new transit busway station for the Metro Silver Line and other transit buses operating on the El Monte Busway. The design will place the busway south of Patsaouras Transit Plaza, in the median of the El Monte Busway next to US-101. The new busway station will allow buses travelling in both directions to serve Union Station with a minimum delay for passengers traveling to other destinations.

Project Highlights

  • A new pedestrian bridge will allow passengers to walk directly from the Patsaouras Transit Plaza to the new busway station.
  • New lighting and closed circuit TV systems (CCTV) provide commuters with a safer passage through the Union-Patsaouras Plaza.
  • New bus, light rail, and heavy rail connections (including connections to Metro, Metrolink, and Amtrak) will be added to this transportation hub to increase availability and access that will promote stress free, safe, and convenient commuting.

Location :
Patsaouras Plaza at Union Station,
Downtown Los Angeles

Construction Start Date:
Fall 2016

Projected Completion:
Spring 2018


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Thanks to those of you who were able to join us for the Community Meeting and Meet-the-Artist on January 18, 2017 at 6:30pm at Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), 350 Merrick St., Los Angeles, CA 90013. Click here for a link to the presentation.

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Thanks to those of you who were able to join us for the Community Meeting on June 20, 2016 at 6 pm at Los Angeles Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, 815 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Click here for a link to the presentation.

We are seeking your input! If you were not able to attend in person and would still like to provide a comment, please contact us:

Contact Us

Phone: (213) 995-3937
Email: ESOC@metro.net
Website: metro.net/capitalprojects Click on ESOC.

Mail: Bronwen Keiner, Senior Community Relations Officer, Metro, One Gateway Plaza, Mail Stop 99-13-1, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Arts District Project Area

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Division 20 Portal Widening & Turnback Facility

Metro is moving forward with the planning of a project in Metro’s Division 20 Rail Yard Facility near the Arts District, and we want to hear from you!

Thanks to those of you who were able to join us for the Community Meeting on December 21, 2016 at 6:30pm at Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Room 160, 960 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90013. We appreciated your taking the time to learn about the proposed improvements and share your input. Click here for a link to the presentation

Project Summary

In order to accommodate increased service levels on the Metro Red/Purple Lines, Metro is planning critical facility improvements including a widening of the heavy rail tunnel south of the US-101 freeway (Portal Widening) and a new turnback facility (Turnback Facility) in the Division 20 rail yard. With these improvements, new tracks and switches will allow trains to turn around more quickly at Union Station.

Presently, the Metro Red and Purple Lines carry over 140,000 passengers each day and ridership is expected to grow by 49,000 when the Metro Purple Line is extended to the VA West Los Angeles Medical Center (as described in the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Metro Purple Line Extension). Many Red/Purple Line trains switch tracks before entering Union Station, which is the reason that some trains operate more slowly coming in and out of the station. This project will allow switching to take place after riders get on or off trains. It will also help to ensure safety and reliability on the system, a sufficient capacity to serve future passengers and a more effective operation of Metro’s expanding subway network.

The environmental document for the Division 20 Portal Widening & Turnback – Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) – was released for public comment on Monday, December 19, 2016 and the comment period ran through January 19, 2017. The IS/MND is available online here at metro.net/capitalprojects under “Reports and Info”.

For more information, please contact Bronwen Keiner at keinerb@metro.net or 213-922-4465.

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Construction Notices

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01/03/2017

Patsaouras Bus Plaza Station Notice - Vignes St Ramps
Area: Patsaouras Bus Plaza Station Notice - Vignes St Ramps

NORTHBOUND US 101 AT VIGNES ST. ON/OFF-RAMP FOUR MONTH CLOSURE 

The northbound US 101 Vignes St on/off-ramps will close for approximately four months, beginning Tuesday, January 3, 2017. This long term ramp closure is required as construction crews perform project related work at this location.

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12/27/2016

I-10 Busway/HOT (ExpressLanes) Lane Closures
Area: Route I-10 between Alameda Street and Route I-710.

PATSAOURAS PLAZA BUS STATION PROJECT - The I-10 Busway/HOT (ExpressLanes) on Route I-10, between Alameda Street and Route I-710, will experience intermittent lane closures in both eastbound and westbound directions, December 27, 2016, through January 6, 2017, between the hours of 10:00pm and 5:00am, as construction crews perform related project work.

Our goal throughout this process is to keep the public aware of possible construction impacts including delays, detours, lane closures & potential noise. Having advance notice of these events will allow local residents & business to prepare accordingly.

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11/10/2016

UPDATE: I-10 Busway/HOT (ExpressLanes) Late Night Lane Closures, CANCELLED thru November 10
Area: Route I-10 between Alameda Street and Route I-710.

UPDATE - PATSAOURAS BUS PLAZA STATION PROJECT

The previously scheduled I-10 Busway/HOT (ExpressLanes) late night lane closures have been CANCELLED for the remainder of the week, through November 10, 2016. Metro apologizes for any inconvenience during this period and appreciates your understanding and cooperation.

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11/01/2016

PERSHING SQUARE STATION, 5th ST ENTRANCE ESCALATOR UNIT REPLACEMENT AND TESTING
Area: Metro Red Line Pershing Square Station, 5th St. entrance (5th & Hill Street)

Replacement of the project’s first escalator will be completed and opened to public at the Pershing Square 5th St. entrance on Tuesday, November 1. The newly constructed escalator unit requires a period of testing and will be operated intermittently in both the up and down direction for a period of one week. During this one week period, the existing “up” escalator will remain operational. Upon completion of testing, the new escalator will be placed in service in the “up” direction and the 2nd escalator will be closed for a period of 4 months for replacement.

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10/31/2016

Patsaouras Plaza Bus Station Construction Notice
Area: I-101 Vignes St. on/off-ramps

VIGNES ST. NB 101 ON/OFF-RAMP LATE WEEKNIGHT CLOSURE – The I-101 Vignes St. on/off-ramps, will be closed late weeknights, October 31 through November 10, 2016, between the hours of 10:00pm and 5:00am, as construction crews perform project related work.

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10/31/2016

I-10 Busway/HOT (ExpressLanes) Lane Closures, October 31 thru November 4, 10pm-5am, Late Night Only
Area: Between Alameda Street and Route I-710

PATSAOURAS PLAZA BUS STATION PROJECT - The I-10 Busway/HOT (ExpressLanes) on Route I-10, between Alameda Street and Route I-710, will experience intermittent lane closures in both eastbound and westbound directions, October 31, 2016, through November 4, 2016, between the hours of 10:00pm and 5:00am.

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08/27/2016

Vignes St. & NB I-101 On/Off-ramp Weekend Closure, Saturday & Sunday, August 27-28
Area: Vignes St. between Ramirez St. and I-101

VIGNES ST & NB I-101 ON/OFF-RAMP WEEKEND CLOSURE - Vignes St. between Ramirez St. and I-101, including the NB I-101 on/off-ramps, will be closed Saturday & Sunday, August 27-28, 2016, between the hours of 7:00am and 5:00pm, as construction crews perform project related work.

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04/01/2016

Metro Red Line Pershing Square Escalator Replacement Project
Area: Pershing Square Station

One escalator and a portion of the stairs at the 5th Street entrance will be closed June, 2016 through February, 2017.

The partial entrance closures will occur in two phases:

Phase 1:
The “down” escalator and one half of the stairs will close June, 2016 and reopen October, 2016.

Phase 2:
The “up” escalator and the other half of the stairs will close October, 2016 and reopen February, 2017.

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