The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (L.A. Metro) is adding more frequent service to the B and D Line subway beginning Sept. 10.
On weekdays, trains will run every 12 minutes from about 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on weekends it will run every 12 minutes from 8:15 a.m. through 7 p.m. In the B and D Lines’ shared section of track — between Wilshire/Vermont and Union Station — trains will run every six minutes during the above times. Trains will continue to run every 20 minutes in early mornings and later in the evening and every 10 minutes between Wilshire/Vermont and Union Station at these times.
The increase in frequencies is part of L.A. Metro’s ongoing work to restore service to pre-pandemic levels. L.A. Metro notes it hired enough bus operators to return to pre-pandemic bus service levels last December and the agency is currently working to do the same on the rail side.
L.A. Metro says it saw a 15 percent year-over-year increase in ridership in July 2023 compared to July 2022, marking the eighth consecutive month of year-over-year ridership growth.
The agency’s monthly bus and rail ridership is now at 76 percent of its 2019 pre-pandemic level. Average weekend ridership is now at 88 percent of pre-pandemic (July 2019) levels and 72 percent for average weekdays.