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Delays expected on Metro Blue Line for track installation

Metro Blue Line passengers will experience delays today and this weekend as crews install tracks that will connect the Blue Line and the Expo Line.

Delays of up to 40 minutes between Washington Station and 7th Street/Metro Center are expected from        9 a.m. today until the line closes Sunday night. Metro buses will provide service between Washington Station and 7th Street/Metro Center and will stop at San Pedro, Grand, Pico and the 7th Street/Metro Center stations.

The Metro Red and Purple lines will run on a regular basis.

This is the first of eight planned station closures over the next four months to allow construction work for the Expo Line, an 8.5-mile light-rail line that will connect downtown Los Angeles and Culver City.

Other closures will occur in January, February and March 2010. The Expo Line will share tracks and two stations with the Metro Blue Line along the Flower Street portion of the alignment.

-- Baxter Holmes

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