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New Blue Improvements Project

Next stop: a better Blue Line.

Major improvements are almost complete for the Blue Line which is anticipated to open on Saturday, November 2 with free rides and community celebrations. For more details, please visit metro.net/aline .

A Line (Blue)

Metro is investing $350 million to enhance safety, increase reliability and improve the customer experience. In addition to the new digital screens, new signage, tracks and system wiring, one of the project’s major milestones is the addition of four new crossover tracks/switches which will help reduce service interruptions. Metro thanks you as we make major upgrades to our oldest light rail line.

Blue Line stations will be back in service on Saturday, November 2, 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 to Saturday, November 2, 2019.

The Blue Line Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station will remain out of service throughout the Northern Segment closure, through to Saturday, November 2, 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.

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 on Saturday, November 2, 2019 .

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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Blue Line Stations will be back in service on Saturday, November 2, 2019
View new schedule (effective 11/2)

Blue Line Service Closures

Where: 7th St/Metro Center to Compton Station
When: Sat Jun 1–Sat Nov 2

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.


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


Closure Update Map

Construction Notices

Start Date Notice Brief More Info
10/19/2019 North Segment Service Closure Extended to Artesia Station
Area: Between 7th St/Metro Center

North Segment Service Closure Extended to Artesia Station

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09/30/2019 Rail Stabilization Work between Washington Station and Compton Station
Area: between Washington Station and Compton Station

Rail Stabilization Work between Washington Station and Compton Station

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09/28/2019 Rail Stabilization Work between Washington Station and Compton Station
Area: between Washington Station and Compton Station

Rail Stabilization Work between Washington Station and Compton Station

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09/17/2019 Nightly Service Interruption between Anaheim St and Pacific Av Stations - Rescheduled to Tuesday, September 17
Area: between Anaheim St and Pacific Av Stations

Nightly Service Interruption between Anaheim St and Pacific Av Stations

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09/11/2019 Nightly Track Work: Slauson Station to Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station
Area: Between Slauson Station and Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station

Nightly Track Work: Slauson Station to Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station

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09/11/2019 Willowbrook Av Eastbound Lane Closure
Area: on Willowbrook Av

Willowbrook Av Eastbound Lane Closure 

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08/16/2019 New Blue Night Time
Area: Train Control Testing Impacts Nightime Stations

As part of work on Metro’s New Blue Improvements Project, Metro’s contractor, Mass Electric, will be performing train control testing between the Blue Line’s Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station and the Artesia Station on Monday, August 19th, from 10pm to 1am.

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07/23/2019 Rail Track Replacement at Flower St and Washington Bl
Area: Flower St and Washington Bl

Rail Track Replacement at Flower St and Washington Bl

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

Overhead Wire Work 

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03/26/2019 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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03/12/2019 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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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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