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Regional Connector Transit Project

Gold Line Service Interruption &  Alameda Tunnel Box Construction

Building the last phase of the Regional Connector: Closure of Little Tokyo/Arts District Station & Temple Street

Starting October 24th, 2020 through Fall 2022, Regional Connector will build the underground tunnel box for the L Line (Gold) along Alameda St between 1st St and the 101 Santa Ana Freeway. This work will permanently close the Little Tokyo/Arts District Station. A free bus shuttles will replace the L Line (Gold) service during the 22-month service interruption. Shuttles will serve Union Station, Little Tokyo/Arts District and Pico/Aliso stations in both directions.

Supplemental bus service will be available to Little Tokyo, Arts District and Boyle Heights via Line 30. Check back regularly for updates on the free bus shuttle.

Bus Shuttle Area Map

An extended street closure of Temple St east of Alameda St is also planned to allow for the construction of the Temple St portal and the underground tunnel box.

The L Line (Gold) bridge ramp connecting Little Tokyo to Union Station will also be reconstructed. View the Alameda tunnel box activities and work limits here.

Service Interruption of L Line (Gold) at three stations

  1. The Little Tokyo/Arts District Station will be closed
  2. A free shuttle will have stops at Union Station’ Patsaouras Plaza, Little Tokyo, Arts District and Boyle Heights’ Pico/Aliso Station
  3. L Line (Gold) Bus Shuttle will:
    -Run approximately every 12 minutes ​
    -Display destination on Head Sign​
    -Operate during same hours as the train: M-Sa: 4am – 12am; Su: 4am – 1am​

    Rail services from Union Station to Azusa and from Pico/Aliso to East Los Angeles will continue its regular operating schedule.

    View the Construction Notice

When: October 24, 2020 through Fall 2022.

Alternative travel options include:
Union Station – Little Tokyo/Arts District

  • L Line (Gold) Bus Shuttle
  • Line 40
  • Dash D
  • Line 30 (Union Station)
  • Metro Bike Share
    -Union Station-Pico/Aliso