Blue Line Improvements Begin on January 26, 2019, Plan Ahead!

The New Blue Improvements Project, a $350 million investment to improve safety, reliability, and enhanced customer experience, will implement extended station closures to facility the repairs. During the southern segment closure, the Blue Line will be out of service from the Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station to the end of the line. Closure begins at 4 am Saturday, January 26, 2019 through the end of May. During these closures, Metro is providing three levels of bus shuttle service to replace rail service.


New Blue Improvements Project Community Meeting 

7:30pm – 8:30pm, Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Long Beach City Hall Chambers
Metro in partnership with Long Beach Council District 1 and 2 will be hosting a forum for Metroriders to provide the latest details about the New Blue Improvements Project and distribute information about the service replacement shuttles. Please join us.


Bus Shuttles & Schedules

During the New Blue Improvements three types of shuttle service will be implemented to continue to service our customers. Rail service will be maintained between 7th St/Metro Center and 103rd St/Watts Towers Station. Plan ahead and allow extra time! Rail safety ambassadors will be on site to provide details and answer questions.

Metro Line 860 “Express Shuttle” will connect customers from stations in downtown Long Beach to stations in downtown Los Angeles during AM and PM rush hours.
Metro Line 861 “Select Shuttle” will connect select station along the southern segment of the blue line to Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station to connect to Metro Green Line and 103rd St/Watts Towers Station to connect to the in-service section of the Metro Blue Line during AM and PM rush hours.
Metro Line 862 “Local Shuttle” will connect all impacted stations in the south segment closure to 103rd St/Watts Towers Station to connect to the in-service section of the Metro Blue Line.