A key component of the Regional Connector Transit project is the relocation of the Little Tokyo/Arts District station and the building of the Alameda Tunnel Box along Alameda St between 1st St and the 101 Santa Ana Freeway.
Location: Central Los Angeles
Type: Better Transit
Forecasted Opening: 2022
Starting October 24th, 2020 through Fall 2022, the Regional Connector’s work will permanently close the Little Tokyo/Arts District Station. A free bus shuttle will replace the L Line (Gold) service during the 22-month service interruption. Shuttles will serve Union Station, Little Tokyo/Arts District and Pico/Aliso stations in both directions.
As part of the final construction, the tracks from East LA and Azusa will both be connected to the tunnel. The current Little Tokyo/Arts District street-level station will be demolished and replaced by a new underground station. These updates are the beginning of greater connectivity for all Angelenos. The A, E and L Lines are scheduled to begin using the new tunnels in late 2022.
L Line (Gold) Bus Shuttle will:
Run approximately every 12 minutes
Display destination on head sign
Operate during the same hours as Rail: M-Sa: 4am – 12am; Su: 4am – 1am
Supplemental bus service will be available to access Little Tokyo, Arts District and Boyle Heights via Line 30. Click here to view the bus shuttle schedule.
Weekend Closures of 7th St. Metro Center & Pico Stations for Regional Connector work will be in place to complete this better transit project and allow construction crews to perform uninterrupted communication and systems tie-in work.
Dates: Friday, July 30 – Sunday, Oct. 31
When: Friday at 9pm to Sunday
Metro will provide free bus shuttle service from 7th St. Metro Center and Pico stations to Grand/LATTC A Line (Blue) Station and LATTC/Ortho Institute Station for E Line (Expo). Weekend closures only impact A (BLue) & E (Expo) Line platforms. There will be no impact to B (Red) & D (Purple) Line service.
The A & E Line bus shuttle will operate with the same frequency as A (Blue) & E (Expo) Line services.