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New Blue Improvements Project

Blue Line Service Closures

Where: 7th St/Metro Center to Compton Station
When: Sat Jun 1–Late Sep

The northern portion of the alignment is out of service for four months from 7th St/Metro Center to Compton Station.

Blue Line Shuttle Stop Locations

Click on the station names below for detailed maps of Blue Line shuttle stop locations. Shuttle service begins June 1, 2019.

Expo Line Service Closures

Where: 7th St/Metro Center to LATTC/Ortho Institute Station
When: Sat Jun 22–Late Aug

Construction on the shared track portion of Metro Blue and Expo Lines is resulting in a 60-day service interruption of two Expo Line stations.

Expo Line Shuttle Stop Locations

Click on the station names below for detailed maps of Expo Line shuttle stop locations. Shuttle service begins June 22, 2019.


Metro is providing three levels of bus shuttle service during these closures to provide customers with a variety of service options.

Bus Shuttles

Lines Hours Price
864 Local (Effective 6/1) Same hours as rail Free - All Door Boarding
863 Select (Effective 6/4) Weekday rush only Free transfer w/ TAP or $1.75
Express Shuttle 860 (Effective 6/1) Mon-Fri 5am-7:40pm, Sat-Sun 10am-6pm Free transfer w/ TAP or $1.75

Alternate Routes

Lines Connection
Metro Silver Line 910/950 7th St/Metro Ctr to Harbor Fwy Green Line Station Station
Metro Local 55/355 Downtown LA to Willowbrook/Rosa Parks via Compton Av
Metro Local 115 Manchester Silver Line Station to Firestone Station
Metro Local 108/358 Slauson Silver Line Station to Slauson Blue Line Station via Slauson Av

Bike Share

Rideshare


Bus Shuttles

Lines Hours Price
856 Local (Effective 6/22) Same hours as rail Free - All Door Boarding
864 Local (Effective 6/1) Same hours as rail Free - All Door Boarding
Big Blue Bus Express Weekday rush only $1.10 with TAP Stored Value
863 Select (Effective 6/1) Weekday rush only Free transfer w/ TAP or $1.75
Express Shuttle 860 (Effective 6/1) Mon-Fri 5am-7:40pm, Sat-Sun 10am-6pm Free transfer w/ TAP or $1.75

Alternate Routes

Lines Connection
Metro Rapid 720 Wilshire Bl/Westwood Bl to Wilshire/Western Purple Line station via Wilshire Bl
Metro Rapid 733 Culver City Station to Downtown LA via Venice Bl
Metro Rapid 754 Expo/Vermont Station to Wilshire/Vermont Red & Purple Line Station via Vermont Av
Metro Silver Line 910/950 7th St/Metro Ctr to LATTC/Ortho Inst Station
Big Blue Bus R7 Downtown Santa Monica or Expo/Sepulveda Station to Wilshire/Western Purple Line Station
Big Blue Bus R10 Downtown Santa Monica or Expo/Bundy Station to Downtown LA
LADOT DASH F USC to Downtown LA via Figueroa St

Bike Share

Rideshare


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 and will continue through September. Through these improvements, Metro will invest $350 million to enhance safety, increase reliability and improve the customer experience.

Blue Line stations out of service through September 2019

The Northern Segment of the Blue Line is out of service between Compton Station and 7th St/Metro Center from 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.

The Southern Segment of the Blue Line is open between Downtown Long Beach and Compton Station, starting Saturday, June 1, 2019.

Two stations out of service on the Expo Line from June 22 through August 2019

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

Flower Street Bus-only Lane Pilot

To improve service reliability and move more people through the urban center, Metro and LADOT are implementing an evening peak, temporary bus-only lane on southbound Flower St, between 7th St and 28th St/I-110 Freeway entrance. The bus lane pilot project will be in effect Monday through Friday, from 3 to 7 pm, until the New Blue Improvements Project is completed in September.

Read the Flower St Bus-only Lane fact sheet to learn more

Project Area

The pm peak bus only lane will cover 1.8 miles of Flower St between 7th St and 28th St, at the I-110 South ExpressLanes entrance.

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Closure Update Map

Construction Notices

Start Date Notice Brief More Info
07/19/2019 Rail Crossing Replacement on Washington Bl at Long Beach Av
Area: Washington Bl at Long Beach Av

Rail Crossing Replacement on Washington Bl at Long Beach Av

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07/12/2019 Rail Crossing Replacement on Washington Bl at Long Beach Av
Area: Washington Bl at Long Beach Av

Rail Crossing Replacement on Washington Bl at Long Beach Av

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05/21/2019 Wardlow Station Parking Lot
Area: Wardlow Station Parking Lot

Metro's contractor will pour concrete at the Wardlow Station. 

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05/15/2019 Rail Grinding at Wardlow Station through Long Beach Loop
Area: Wardlow Station through Long Beach Loop

Rail Grinding at Wardlow Station through Long Beach Loop

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05/06/2019 Pole Painting at Del Amo Station Parking Lot
Area: Del Amo Station Parking Lot

Pole Painting at Del Amo Station Parking Lot

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05/02/2019 Signage Installation at Artesia, Anaheim and Willow Stations
Area: Artesia, Anaheim and Willow Stations

Signage Installation at Artesia, Anaheim and Willow Stations 

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05/01/2019 Train Control Systems and Signage Installation on Graham Av between 92nd St and 97th St
Area: Graham Av between 92nd St and 97th St

Train Control Systems and Signage Installation on Graham Av between 92nd and 97th St 

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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 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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02/22/2019 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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02/20/2019 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.

More information about Concrete Railroad Crossing Replacement in HTML format
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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02/11/2019 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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02/08/2019 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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