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New Blue Improvements Project

Next stop: a better Blue Line.

Major improvements beginning January 26 for Metro’s oldest light rail line.

Work to modernize the Blue Line has been ongoing since 2014 with a series of safety and operational improvements. Metro will begin another round of significant construction and maintenance improvements on Saturday, January 26 through late May, 2019. Through these improvements, Metro will invest $350 million to enhance safety, increase reliability and improve the customer experience.

These improvements will:

  • Extend the service life of the Blue Line
  • Improve reliability and resiliency
  • Enhance safety

The nature of the work on the Blue Line will require portions of the line to be temporarily closed for two extended four-month closures beginning 4am, Saturday, January 26, 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.

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

Stay tuned for updates!

Construction Notices

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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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