The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will temporarily suspend rail service between the Seventh Street/Metro Center and Pico stations for 10 weekends beginning on July 30 to connect the Blue and Expo lines to the Regional Connector.
Work to connect the rail lines has been scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. on Fridays and conclude at the end of service on Sundays. Metro will provide bus line 859 as a free shuttle for a direct connection between stations while the line is out of service.
Shuttle buses will run every 10 minutes from 5 to 10 a.m. and 8 to 9:30 p.m., and every six minutes from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. From 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m., the shuttles will run every 20 minutes.
The Red and Purple lines will not be affected and will operate on regular schedules.
The Regional Connector Transit Project is a 1.9-mile underground light-rail extension that will connect the Blue, Expo and Gold lines in downtown Los Angeles and will include three new stations at First Street/Central Avenue, Second Street/Broadway and Second Place/Hope Street. The rail line is expected to serve 88,000 riders daily – including 17,000 new riders – and save commuters up to 20 minutes by reducing the need to transfer while riding through downtown L.A. The Regional Connector is expected to open in late 2022.
Metro ambassadors will be available at Seventh St/Metro Center Station and other affected stations to assist customers during service suspension. For information, call (323)GOMETRO, or metro.net.
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