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New Blue Improvements Project

Latest Update: March 28, 2019

The Southern Segment of the Blue Line is scheduled to reopen on Saturday, June 1, 2019, as we move into the Northern Segment closure for four months and a shorter closure of two Expo Line stations starting on Saturday, June 22, 2019. See further details below. More information is on the way soon! We want to thank the public for their patience as we make critical improvements to the Blue Line.

Please visit our Twitter handle at Metro Rider Alerts for real-time service changes. Metro is updating shuttle service as needed. Schedules are subject to change.

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Next stop: a better Blue Line.

Major improvements are underway for Metro’s oldest light rail line.

Metro began significant improvements on the Blue Line in late January 2019 and will continue through to Fall 2019. Through these improvements, Metro will invest $350 million to enhance safety, increase reliability and improve the customer experience.

The Southern Segment of the Blue Line is scheduled to reopen between Downtown Long Beach and Compton Station, on Saturday, June 1, 2019.

The Northern Segment of the Blue Line will be out of service between Compton Station and 7th St/Metro Center starting Saturday, June 1, 2019, through September 2019.

The Blue Line Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station will remain out of service throughout the Northern Segment closure, through September 2019. Green Line Willowbrook/Rosa Parks service will remain open.

Two stations on the Expo Line will be out of service (Pico Station and 7th St/Metro Center) for 60-days starting Saturday, June 22, 2019.

Metro has designed a Bus Shuttle Service Plan during these closures to provide customers with a variety of service options during the New Blue Improvements Project. Please check back soon for further information.


Metro is providing three levels of bus shuttle service to replace Blue Line service during this closure. Please visit our Twitter handle at Metro Rider Alerts for real-time service changes.

Metro is updating shuttle service as needed. Schedules are subject to change.

Blue Line Bus Shuttle Service and Schedules

In addition to our three bus shuttles, we have alternative options.

New Blue Improvements Project Map

Metro Blue Line Improvements Project

New Blue Improvements Project Map

Proyecto de Mejoras de Metro Blue Line


Closure Update Map

Construction Notices

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Start Date Notice Brief More Info
03/29/2019 Rail Crossing Replacement on Long Beach Bl between 27th St and Willow St
Area: Long Beach Bl between 27th St and Willow St

Rail Crossing Replacement on Long Beach Bl between 27th St and Willow St

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03/27/2019 Overhead Wire Work
Area: 8th St to Willow Station on Long Beach Bl

Overhead Wire Work 

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03/26/2019 Fencing Work at Del Amo Station
Area: Del Amo Station

Fencing Work at Del AmoStation

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03/26/2019 Rail Crossing Replacement on Long Beach Bl from 19th St to Burnett St
Area: Long Beach Bl from 19th St to Burnett St

Rail Crossing Replacement on Long Beach Bl from 19th St to Burnett St

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03/25/2019 Parking Restriction on 8th St from Pacific Av to Long Beach Bl
Area: 8th St from Pacific Av to Long Beach Bl

Parking Restriction on 8th St from Pacific Av to Long Beach Bl

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03/22/2019 Rail Crossing Replacement on Long Beach Bl at Pacific Coast Highway (PCH)
Area: Long Beach Bl at Pacific Coast Highway (PCH)

Rail Crossing Replacement on Long Beach Bl at Pacific Coast Highway (PCH)

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03/15/2019 Rail Crossing Replacement on Long Beach Bl at Anaheim Street
Area: Long Beach Bl at Anaheim Street

Rail Crossing on Long Beach Bl at Anaheim Street

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03/12/2019 Overhead Wire Work
Area: Greenleaf Ave to LA River bridge; Wardlow and Willow Stations

Overhead Wire Work

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03/12/2019 Rail Crossing Replacement on Long Beach Bl from Anaheim Station to Willow Station
Area: Long Beach Bl from Anaheim Station to Willow Station

Rail Crossing on Long Beach Bl from Anaheim Station to Willow Station

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03/11/2019 Rail Crossing Replacement on Long Beach Bl at Hill Street & Burnett Street
Area: Long Beach Bl at Hill Street & Burnett Street

Rail Crossing Replacement on Long Beach Bl at Hill Street & Burnett Street

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03/10/2019 Overhead Wire Replacement on 1st Street and 3rd Street at Long Beach Bl and Pacific Av and Broadway
Area: 1st Street and 3rd Street at Long Beach Bl and Pacific Av and Broadway

Overhead Wire Replacement on 1st Street and 3rd Street at Long Beach Bl and Pacific Av and Broadway

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03/08/2019 Rail Crossing Replacement on 8th St at Long Beach Bl and Pacific Av
Area: 8th St at Long Beach Bl and Pacific Av

Metro’s will replace concrete railroad crossings and temporarily close the intersections along the Blue Line at the following locations in Long Beach: 8th St at Long Beach Bl and Pacific Av

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03/04/2019 Long Beach Bl and 19th, 20th, and Hill Streets
Area: Long Beach Bl and 19th, 20th, and Hill Streets

Metro will replace concrete railroad crossings and temporarily close the intersections along the Blue Line on Long Beach Bl and 19th, 20th, and Hill Streets.

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02/28/2019 1st Street at Long Beach Bl and Pacific Av
Area: 1st Street at Long Beach Bl and Pacific Av

Intersection replacement: 1st Street at Long Beach Bl and Pacific Av, Starting Feb 28

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02/27/2019 8th St between Locus Ave and Pacific St
Area: 8th St between Locus Ave and Pacific St

Metro will be repairing and replacing cables underground under 8th St and Locust from 8am to 5pm daily beginning Wednesday, February 27 through Friday, March 1, 2019.

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02/26/2019 East 1st Street, Broadway at Long Beach Bl and West 1st Street, Broadway at Pacific Av.
Area: East 1st Street, Broadway at Long Beach Bl and West 1st Street, Broadway at Pacific Av.

There will be a six-day closure of the intersections at East 1st Street, Broadway at Long Beach Bl and West 1st Street, Broadway at Pacific Av.

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02/25/2019 Concrete Railroad Crossing Replacement 2.25.19
Area: Multiple locations along Metro Blue Line

Metro’s contractor, RailWorks, will replace concrete railroad crossings and temporarily close the intersections along the Blue Line at the multiple intersections in Long Beach.

8th Street and Long Beach Bl
19th Street and Long Beach Bl
20th Street and Long Beach Bl
Hill Street and Long Beach Bl

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02/22/2019 Concrete Railroad Crossing Replacement
Area: Blue Line at the following locations in Long Beach: Broadway and Pacific Av, 6th St and Pacific Av, 7th St and Long Beach Bl.

Metro’s contractor, RailWorks, will replace concrete railroad crossings and temporarily close the intersections along the Blue Line at the following locations in Long Beach: Broadway and Pacific Av, 6th St and Pacific Av, 7th St and Long Beach Bl.

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02/22/2019 Alternative Travel Options
Area: Metro Blue Line

Our Service Planners have assembled this guide for additional transportation options, as the southern segment of the Metro Blue Line is under renovation.

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02/20/2019 Utility Repair under 8th St and Locust Av
Area: Utility Repair under 8th St and Locust Av

As part of work on Metro’s New Blue Improvements Project, Metro will be repairing and replacing cables underground under 8th St and Locust from 8am to 5pm daily beginning Wednesday, February 20 through Saturday, February 23, 2019.

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02/15/2019 Concrete Railroad Crossing Replacement
Area: intersections along the Blue Line

Metro’s contractor, RailWorks, will replace concrete railroad crossings and temporarily close intersections along the Blue Line.

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02/11/2019 Concrete Railroad Crossing Replacement
Area: 1st Street and Pine Av | 10th Street and Long Beach Bl

Metro’s contractor, RailWorks, will replace concrete railroad crossings and temporarily close the intersections along the Blue Line at 1st Street and Pine Av; and 10th Street and Long Beach Bl.

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02/11/2019 Installation of Train Control Bungalow
Area: Willowbrook Av, between Compton Bl and Myrrh St.

Crane setup on Willowbrook Av, between Compton Bl and Myrrh St

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02/08/2019 Concrete Railroad Crossing Replacement
Area: Concrete Railroad Crossing Replacement

Railroad crossing replacement

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01/28/2019 Concrete Grade Crossing Replacement
Area: 4th Street and Pacific Av

Metro’s contractor, Railworks, will replace concrete grade crossings along the Blue Line beginning at 4th Street and Pacific Av on Monday, Jan 28th at 7 pm until Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 at 5 am. 

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01/18/2019 Service Suspension for Rail Distribution
Area: Stations along the Blue Line

Blue Line rail service will be suspended between Willow Station and Downtown Long Beach Station

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01/14/2019 Saw Cutting of Track Asphalt
Area: Inside of the Metro-right-of-way at various Blue Line stations.

Saw cutting of tracks inside of the Metro-right-of-way at various Blue Line stations. 

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01/10/2019 K-Rail Installation
Area: Pacific Av, between 3rd St and 4th St

Closure of one northbound lane of Pacific Av (adjacent to the Railroad track), between 3rd and 4th St, for K-rail installation.

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