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Skip Hectic Traffic Jams By Using The Metro To Get To The Woman’s March This Weekend

By Malia Wooten January 16, 2020

Spend your time marching… not sitting in traffic.

When you live in L.A, half of your day is spent sitting in traffic while the other half is spent figuring out ways to avoid it. This year’s Woman’s March is anticipated to have thousands of attendees which in hand means the entire DTLA area will be jampacked with people, barricades, and naturally, cars! Ditch wasting your precious time waiting around by taking the Metro to and from the event this Saturday.

The Metro will be enhancing its services to help with congestion surrounding the starting line of the march, Pershing Square Station, from 7a to 5p by using longer trains intended to fit more bodies on all lines, excluding the (Green) C Line.

Saturday’s service schedule will be as follows:

• A Line (Blue) – Trains every 6 minutes between 7th Street/Metro and Willow Station and 12 minutes between Willow and Downtown Long Beach Station.
• B Line (Red) – Trains every 6 minutes.
• C Line (Green) – Trains every 12 minutes.
• D Line (Purple) – Trains every 12 minutes.
• E Line (Expo) – Trains every 6 minutes.
• L Line (Gold) – Trains every 8 minutes between APU/Citrus College and Little Tokyo/Arts District Station.

If you have plans to ride the Metro to the 2020 Woman’s March LA, try to plan on purchasing tap cards in advance to beat the long lines. TAP cards can be purchased and loaded online at taptogo.net or at any Metro Rail or (Orange) G Line station – keep in mind that each person must have their own personal TAP card though children under the age of five are free.

If you don’t happen to live next to a station and prefer to park your car at the nearest Metro, check out this list of park-and-ride options.

Happy marching L.A!

Featured photo: Shutterstock


Also published on Medium.