Upgrades from the New Blue Improvements Project
As the New Blue Improvements Project is now complete, we are excited to announce that the A Line (Blue) is now open from 7 th St/Metro Center to Downtown Long Beach.
Metro would like to thank you for your patience during the service interruption to Metro’s oldest light rail line. Since late January, crews have worked diligently to upgrade the newly-minted A Line to the modern specifications of our younger rail lines. This $350 million investment means the A Line will be more reliable, have enhanced safer systems, and provide an improved customer experience for all.
Here are the improvements that have been made on the A Line (Blue):
Four new crossover tracks/switches to reduce service interruptions
New tracks for a longer service life
- Upgraded train control system
New overhead power system
Improved Customer Experience
New identifiers and signage
New digital screens with the arrival time information and
digital art series
Repainted stations and refreshed landscaping