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Michael Jackson Memorial Could Suspend Blue Line Service

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Photo: Fred Camino


Photo: Fred Camino
The memorial for Michael Jackson tomorrow will require shutting down a large area around the Staples Center. Metro's Blue Line Pico Station sits at the corner of that closure and while they are preparing to run service as normal, they are prepared and warning commuters of the worst case scenario, meaning massive crowds forcing the trains to operate between Long Beach and the Washington station. "We're going to run the blue line until told not to," explained Metro Spokesman Rick Jager. "The biggest impact is the busses because they've cornered off a large area." Over 50 bus lines will be re-routed (details below). "We're really urging people to plan ahead tomorrow. They will probably be a lot of delays," said Jager.On Tuesday, July 7, beginning at 12:01am (or when barricades are in place around the immediate Staples Center area). Listed below are the Metro Bus Lines impacted and their general routings:

28, 728 - via Alvarado and 6th/5th (no service on Olympic/Hill/Spring between Alvarado and 6th/5th).

30, 31 - via Vermont, Santa Monica Freeway to Broadway (no service on Pico between Vermont and Broadway).

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81 - via Washington, Alvarado, 6th/5th (no service on Figueroa between Washington/8th/9th and 6th/5th).

439 - via Santa Monica Freeway to Main, 6th/5th, Figueroa (no service on Figueroa/Flower/Grand or Olive between 6th/5th and Santa Monica Freeway)

442, 444, 446, 447, 460 - via Harbor Freeway, Adams, Main, 6th/5th (no service on Figueroa/Flower between Adams and 6th/5th)

450X - via Harbor Freeway, Adams, Main, 6th/5th (no service on Figueroa/Flower between Adams and 6th/5th)

485, 490 - westbound only via Grand, 9th, Hill, 18th (no service on Grand between 9th and 18th)

On Tuesday, July 7, beginning at approximately 3:00am and until the end of the event. Listed below are Metro Lines impacted and their general routings:

2, 4, 302 - via 6th/5th, Main/Spring, 16th (no service on Hill/Broadway south of 6th/5th)

10, 48 - via Washington, Main/Spring, 6th/5th (no service on Hill/8th/9th between 6th /5th and Main)

14,37 - via Washington, Main/Spring, 6th/5th (no service on Olive/Grand between Washington and 6th/5th)

28, 728 - via Alvarado, 6th/5th (no service on Olympic/Hill/Spring between Alvarado and 6th/5th).

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30, 31, 730 - via Hoover, Washington, Main/Spring (no service on Pico/Broadway between Hoover and 1st).

33, 333 - via Hoover, Washington, Main (no service on Venice between Hoover and Main).

66, 366 - via Alvarado, 6th/5th, Main/Spring (no service on 8th/9th between Alvarado and Main/Spring).

70, 71, 76, 78, 79, 96, 378, 484, 485, 490, 714, 770 - via 6th/5th, Main/Spring, 16th/Venice (no service on Grand/Olive south of 6th/5th).

81 - via Washington, Main/Spring, 6th/5th (no service on Figueroa/8th /9th Hill between Washington and 6th/5th).

83, 90, 91, 94, 794 - via 6th/5th, Main/Spring, 16th/Venice (no service on Hill south of 6th/5th).

439 - via Venice/16th, Main/Spring, 6th/5th (no service on Figueroa/Flower/Grand or Olive between 6th/5th and Venice/16th)

442 - via Washington, Main/Spring, 6th/5th (no service on Figueroa between Washington and 6th/5th).

444, 446, 447, 460 - via Washington, Main/Spring, 6th/5th (no service on Figueroa/Flower between Washington and 6th/5th)

40, 42, 45, 740, 745 - via Venice/16th, Main/Spring, 6th/5th (no service on Broadway between 6th/5th and Venice/16th)

For route and schedule information patrons can call 1-800-C-O-M-M-U-T-E or visit www.metro.net. Metro apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause to our patrons.