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Gold Line Service Interruption and  Alameda Tunnel Box Construction

Building the final phase of the Regional Connector: Closure of Little Tokyo/Arts District Station and 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 shuttle 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 access Little Tokyo, Arts District and Boyle Heights via Line 30. Click here to view the bus shuttle schedule.

Shutlle 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.

As part of the final construction, the tracks from East LA and Asuza will both be connected to the tunnel.  The current Little Tokyo/Arts District street-level station will be demolished and replaced by a new underground station.  These updates are the beginning of greater connectivity for all Angelenos.  The A, E and L Lines are scheduled to begin using the new tunnels in late 2022.

What to expect:
Service Interruption of L Line (Gold) at three stations: Union Station, Little Tokyo/Arts District and Pico/Aliso.

  1. The Little Tokyo/Arts District Station will be closed
  2. A free bus shuttle will have stops at Union Station Patsaouras Plaza, Little Tokyo, Arts District and Boyle Heights
  3. L Line (Gold) Bus Shuttle will:
    >Run approximately every 12 minutes ​
    >Display destination on head sign​
    >Operate during the same hours as Rail: M-Sa: 4am – 12am; Su: 4am – 1am​
  4. Rail service from Union Station to Azusa and from Pico/Aliso to East Los Angeles will continue its regular operating schedule.

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Alternative travel options include:

  • L Line (Gold) Bus Shuttle
  • Line 40
  • Line 30
  • Dash D
  • Metro Bike Share

View the Bus Shuttle Timetable
View the Construction Notice
View Closure and Detour Map