SANTA MONICA — Due to the protest activity against the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, there were interruptions to train service around the downtown Los Angeles area on Sunday, May 31. The transit agency took this initiative “to ensure the safety of the public and LA Metro.”
The Blue Line trains stopped running in Pershing Square and downtown Long Beach. The trains resulted in running between the Del Amo and Grand/LATTC stations instead. The E line (Expo) ran between 26th St/Bergamot & LATTC/Ortho, skipping downtown Santa Monica and downtown Los Angeles.
The B/D Line (Red/Purple train lines) skipped Civic Center/GP, Pershing Square and Seventh St./Metro. At this time, regular weekly schedule service is intact until further notice. For an update on the train service, check on LA Metro Rider Alerts on Twitter @metrolaalerts and @metrolosangeles. There is also @transitapp to locate your ride and find a station.
“Metro apologizes to transit customers who were stranded as a result of the suspension of transit services on Saturday night,” Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority apologized. “We took this action out of utmost concern for the public and our employees during the growing severity of this protest.”
On Friday, May 29, there was originally a close of service for the C Line (Green) between Aviation /LAX and Redongo Beach as the crew upgraded the section’s signaling system, closing the following stations: Mariposa, El Segundo, Douglas and Redondo Beach.
Some of the L.A. Metro buses were being utilized to load arrested protestors by Los Angeles Police officers this past weekend.