Construction work to renovate the Patsaouras Transit Plaza at Union Station is scheduled to begin Monday, July 11, and continue through October 10, necessitating the rerouting of several bus lines that access the plaza.
“The Patsaouras plaza has been used by 1,000 buses per week day for more than 20 years and it’s time to get this necessary resource back into shape and add some improvements,” said Metro Deputy Executive Officer of General Services Steve Jaffe.
The Patsaouras bus plaza sits atop a four-story parking structure on the eastern side of Union Station. The brick surface is rutted and broken in some places because of wear and tear of millions of bus trips. The surface will be stripped down to its foundation and rebuilt with added strength and safety amenities.
One of the biggest permanent changes will be separating car traffic from buses on the plaza. A new passenger pick-up and drop-off area opens July 5 at 12 noon on the eastern portion of the P-1 parking level with direct access to the East Portal and the Metro Rail, Metrolink and Amtrak services there.
During the three-month period of construction, bus bays will be relocated from the Patsaouras Transit Plaza to the following locations:
Alameda Avenue west of Union Station: Metro Lines 40 and 442, AVTA Line 785 and OCTA Line 701.
Cesar Chavez Avenue at Alameda Street and/or Vignes Street (buses will stop at both intersections): Metro Lines 33 owl, 40, 68, 70, 71, 78-79-378, 442, 704, 728, 733, 745 and 770, Commuter Express Lines 431 and 534.
Southbound Vignes Street at Cesar Chavez Avenue: Dash D, Dash Lincoln Heights/Chinatown, Santa Clarita Transit Line 794.
El Monte Busway east of Alameda Street: Foothill Transit Line 699 and Commerce Casino/Citadel bus.
Union Station interior roadway: USC Shuttles, Bunker Hill Shuttle, Mount St. Mary’s University Shuttle and all other shuttles.
West side of Union Station: BoltBus, Megabus and LAX FlyAway.
Maps and further details can be found at metro.net/busplazaclosure.