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Metro Will Enhance Service on Saturday for Women’s March, One Life March in Downtown Los Angeles

Thursday January 17, 2019

With many thousands of people expected to attend the 3rd Annual Women’s March and One Life March in downtown Los Angeles this Saturday, January 19, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is encouraging attendees to “Go Metro” to easily travel to and from both marches. Regular transit fares will be required.

The Women’s March is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. The One Life March will begin at 12:30 p.m. and end at 4 p.m.

Metro Rail will operate enhanced service and deploy additional train cars on all rail lines Saturday beginng at 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. to accommodate large anticipated crowds. Metro will also supply additional buses along the Metro Silver and Orange Lines.

Those coming into downtown L.A. from the Metro Green Line are reminded to allow extra time, as a portion of the rail line will be closed between Crenshaw Station and Redondo Beach Station for work to connect the tracks with the future Crenshaw/LAX Line. A free Line 853 shuttle bus is replacing rail service at all closed Metro Green Line stations.

Metro Rail will be running the following service on Saturday:

  • Red Line trains will run every six minutes and Purple Line trains every 12 minutes.
  • Expo Line trains will run every six minutes.
  • Blue Line trains will run every six minutes between 7th Street/Metro Center and Willow Station.
  • Gold Line trains will run every seven minutes between APU/Citrus College and Union Station and every 15 minutes between Little Tokyo/Arts District and Atlantic Station.
  • Green Line trains will run every 12 minutes.

The starting point for the Women’s March is outside the Metro Red/Purple Line Pershing Square Station in downtown. To keep passenger flows moving at Pershing Square Station, the 5th/Hill portal will be ENTER ONLY during the march. The 4th/Hill portals will be EXIT ONLY. ADA customers/strollers may use the elevator at 5th/Hill in both directions.

Regular fares will apply on Saturday. All attendees must purchase their fares on a TAP cards before boarding the transit system. Metro encourages attendees to purchase and load their TAP cards ahead of time to avoid long lines at stations. Riders can buy TAP cards and load fares online at or at any Metro Rail or Orange Line station. The roundtrip fare is $3.50 in stored value. A Day Pass is $7. Each person must have their own TAP card. Two children four years old or under may travel free with each fare-paying adult.

Multiple street closures will impact Metro bus operations in the downtown area. Metro buses will use perimeter streets such as Alameda Street, Cesar E. Chavez, Figueroa Street and Olympic/Pico Boulevards. Temporary signage will be posted at all affected bus stops. Metro will provide live updates on service detours on Twitter at @metroLAalerts.

Attendees may utilize Metro park and ride lots throughout Los Angeles County to make their connections to the transit system. Lots will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For a list of free and paid park and ride locations, visit

Metrolink will also be running additional train service to Los Angeles Union Station on the Antelope Valley, San Bernardino and Ventura County lines. Regular 91 Line service will also allow attendees to reach the marches before their scheduled starts. Metrolink riders can use their TAP-enabled Metrolink ticket or mobile ticket QR code to transfer for free to the Metro Red or Purple Line to reach their destinations. For a schedule of Metrolink service, visit

About Metro
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is unique among the nation’s transportation agencies. Created in 1993, Metro is a multimodal transportation agency that transports about 1.3 million passengers daily on a fleet of 2,200 clean air buses and six rail lines. The agency also oversees bus, rail, highway and other mobility-related building projects and leads transportation planning and programming for Los Angeles County.

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