After months of construction, Metro’s Expo Line will return to full service at Pico Station and 7th St/Metro Center on Saturday morning. Since late May, crews have been working on a $350 million renovation project for the Blue Line, which crosses the Expo Line in downtown Los Angeles.
The 856 bus shuttle that has been servicing closed Expo Line stations will discontinue service.
Construction continues on the Blue Line’s northern segment between Compton Station and 7th St/Metro Center. Upgrades will include an updated overhead power system, general station improvements, new train control bungalows, new digital customer information panels and fresh landscaping.
“The idea is to reduce the number of delays and make the Blue Line far more reliable than it has been in recent years,” Metro representative Anna Chen said.
As they did during work on the southern section, bus shuttles will carry passengers between Compton Station and 7th St/Metro Center. Local Shuttle (864) will stop at all stations that are out of service, while Select Shuttle (863) will provide faster service between Compton, the Green Line at Harbor Freeway Station, Manchester-Firestone, Slauson and 7th St/Metro Center. Additionally, Local Shuttle (856) will stop at 7th St/Metro Center, Pico and LATTC/Ortho Institute Stations on the Expo Line.