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Go Metro to the Women’s March in Downtown Los Angeles

Thursday January 16, 2020

With thousands projected to attend the Women’s March Los Angeles on Saturday, Jan. 18, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is planning extra rail service and security for the event.

The march is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is set to begin at Pershing Square and travel to Los Angeles City Hall — both are served by the B Line (Red) and D Line (Purple). Additional Metro Rail service will be provided from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. along with additional security and staff at various stations to assist with crowd control. Metro staff will be on hand to help new customers buy TAP cards at TAP vending machines.

Patrons attending the march on Saturday are advised to buy TAP cards and load them with fare in advance to avoid what could be large crowds. All riders will need a TAP card loaded with fare to board Metro trains and buses.

TAP cards are sold at all Metro Rail and Metro Orange Line stations, at Metro Customer Centers and more than 400 outlets across L.A. County. For a list go to

Riders are advised to take a few minutes before Saturday to buy a TAP card — a card costs $2 — and load it with $3.50 in stored value (the equivalent of a round-trip ride). The regular adult fare is $1.75 and includes two hours of free transfers on Metro buses and trains.

Street closures will be in effect. Metro buses will utilize the following perimeter streets (Alameda Street, Cesar E. Chavez, Figueroa Street, and Olympic Boulevard) to avoid crowds. If you plan to take the bus, consider exiting before you reach downtown. For more details on Metro Bus detours, please visit

Metrolink will also run additional train service to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. From there, you can transfer for free to the Red/Purple Line to reach your destination. For more details on Metrolink’s schedules, please visit

About Metro
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is building the most ambitious transportation infrastructure program in the United States and is working to greatly improve mobility through its Vision 2028 Plan. Metro is the lead transportation planning and funding agency for L.A. County and carries about 1.2 million boardings daily on a fleet of 2,200 low-emission buses and six rail lines.                                                                                        

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