LA Metro to Close Entrances to Some Rail Stations to Clean for COVID-19

Los Angeles Metro System Sees 70 Percent Drop In Ridership Due To Coronavirus

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it will temporarily close some of the entrances to rail platforms starting Saturday, but all stations will remain open.

Metro will close entrances to its B Line (Red) stations to clean public touchpoints, such as handrails and elevator buttons, in an attempt to keep its system as clean as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Access to people with disabilities will be maintained at all stations.

The station entrance closures are:

-- Union Station, west entrance; the east entrance will be open;

-- Civic Center/Grand Park, 1st Street entrance--Temple Street entrance will be open;

-- Pershing Square, 4th Street entrance; 4th Street northeast escalator entrance will be open;

-- 7th Street/Metro Center, Hope Street and The Bloc entrances; Flower Street and Figueroa Street entrances will be open;

-- Westlake/MacArthur Park, north entrance; the south entrance will be open;

-- Vermont/Santa Monica, City College entrance; the main entrance will be open, and;

-- Universal City/Studio City, CityWalk Entrance; the west entrance to bus connections will be open.

Frequent updates related to Metro's response to the coronavirus pandemic can be found at

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