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Attention Blue Line Passengers: Rail Service Changes in Long Beach This Weekend

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If you're headed in or out of Long Beach this weekend via Metro's Blue Line, heads up, there's an important service change to make note of. Blue Line service in the area will be replaced by bus service this weekend due to City of Long Beach tree trimming maintenance work, says Metro.

Here's what riders can expect:

  • Beginning Friday night at 9 p.m. and continuing through 2 a.m. Sunday morning, trains will not run between the Transit Mall and Wardlow Stations.
  • Beginning Sunday at 4 a.m. and continuing through Monday at 2 a.m., trains will not run between the Transit Mall and Willow Stations.

Metro says they will run bus shuttle service between the Wardlow Road, Willow Street, Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), Anaheim Street, 5th Street, 1st Street, Transit Mall and Pacific Avenue stations to provide Metro Blue Line patrons with access to those stations/locations.
Riders can expect some delays. For the rest of the line still running on the tracks, service between Wardlow Road / Willow Street and downtown Los Angeles will run every 15 minutes during the day and 20 minutes at night. Metro is advising passengers to allow at least 30 additional minutes to complete their travel this weekend if it involves the Blue Line.