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System Update: Trains Not in Service December 26-29, 2023

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We’re Stopping So You can Keep Moving

Metrolink and Arrow trains will be out of service for four days starting on Tuesday, December 26 through Friday, December 29. We will resume with our regularly scheduled train service on Saturday, December 30. While the trains rest, we work. We're making the most of the closure to clean, repair and upgrade our rail network, including a new signal system that will provide better operational throughput and reliability in and out of Union Station for our trains.

Our commitment to you goes beyond just daily rides. This short break allows us to:

  • Implement the SCORE L.A. Union Station Modernization Project, a 3-year project to update all track and signal systems where trains enter and exit at LAUS.
  • We are getting ready for the global stage! By modernizing our rail network, we are preparing our system for the World Cup, Olympics, and Paralympics.

L.A. Union Station will remain open during this time as other transit services continue operations.

Customer Support

We know how crucial timely information is for our riders. During the closure, we'll provide plenty of updates. In the meantime, check out our FAQs below for any questions you might have or engage with our Customer Service team who are ready to assist you.

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Metrolink is not providing alternative transportation but your commute doesn't have to halt just because we are. We're collaborating with several transportation agencies to ensure you have other transportation alternatives during this period.


December Systemwide Shutdown FAQs

There will be no service from December 26 through December 29, 2023. Service will resume Saturday, December 30, 2023.

All lines – the entire Metrolink system, including Arrow. 

Note: L.A. Union Station will remain open during this time as other transit services continue operations.

Metrolink is not providing alternate transportation.

Please visit local transit partner sites for bus transportation options.

From December 26 to December 29, we're temporarily halting Metrolink service to conduct essential maintenance, cleaning, and upgrades. This short break allows us to implement a new signal system for improved operational efficiency and reliability, especially at Union Station. 

Please submit a refund request here and we will issue a replacement ticket for unused, unexpired tickets. 

No. Regular service will resume on December 30, 2023.

Metrolink is communicating closure details well in advance of the shutdown to help ensure passengers have ample time to adjust their travel plans accordingly.

No, non-railroad transportation services will remain operational during this period.

Yes, LA Metro buses, subway and rail will be operating during this time.

For details on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner operations during this period, please visit their Travel Advisories webpage by clicking here.