Starting Friday, January 8, 2016, the Gold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District Station will be closed in order to relocate existing tracks as part of construction for the Regional Connector Transit Project. The station will be closed through March 21, 2016 or completion of track relocation.
Additionally, 1st Street will be intermittently closed from Central Avenue to Vignes Street and there will be lane reductions on Alameda Street through Summer 2016. The Gold Line tracks are being moved from middle of 1st Street to the north side of the street in order to build the new tunnel entrance in the middle of 1st Street.
Gold Line Bus Shuttle
During the closure, the free Gold Line Bus Shuttle will be available to pick up and drop off riders between Union Station, Little Tokyo/Arts District and Pico/Aliso stations.
Shuttles will operate every six minutes during weekday peak periods and every 10 minutes midday, evening, nights and weekends. The trip between Union Station and Pico/Aliso Station is expected to take about 15 minutes.
Little Tokyo is open for business!
To ease the impact, Metro is implementing the free Little Tokyo/Arts District Shuttle which will circulate through the neighborhood during the closure and is also offering two hours of free parking through the Little Tokyo Validation Parking Program at three area parking lots:
- Mangrove Parking Lot at 428 E. Temple Street
- St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Parking Lot, 222 South Hewitt Street, enter on 3rd Street
- Sho Tokyo Parking Lot, 350 E. 2nd Street
To receive parking validation from a Little Tokyo business, simply ask for a “Metro Validation” and present it to the parking attendant when ready to depart.
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