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    I take the Blue Line from LBC to Staples Center and WITHOUT FAIL there is some kind of free floor show on every trip.

    Best one this week was a young lady who decided a tranny had looked at her in the wrong way and wanted to let her/him know that she did not approve.

    I swear I'm going to start doing videos of these episodes and make a movie.

    My favorite is the guy who takes his eye out and sings occasionally, except he's starting to smell so bad that he is clearing out the train if he doesn't keep moving.

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    Anyone have experience riding the Silver Line? I'm thinking of taking the kiddies to the Science Center at Exposition Park. Is it safe for surburbanites during daylight hours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by x-wingcamewest View Post
    This is a good reminder that Expo testing is in full force, so look out for trains and definitely DO NOT run red lights as this driver did.

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    The Expo Line is opening this Saturday! Folks on the Westside can drive to the free park-and-ride at La Cienega/Jefferson and take the train the rest of the way to Pico/Flower station, just two blocks from Staples Center.

    Here's the time table: http://www.metro.net/riding_metro/bu...images/806.pdf

    Go to Metro.net or maps.google.com to plan your trip.

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    Quick question about taking Amtrak/Metrolink from San Diego. Being that game 4 (home game 2) will be at noon I am thinking about trying the train. Should I be going all the way to Union Station or getting off someplace else and taking the blue line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 16scores View Post
    Quick question about taking Amtrak/Metrolink from San Diego. Being that game 4 (home game 2) will be at noon I am thinking about trying the train. Should I be going all the way to Union Station or getting off someplace else and taking the blue line?
    Hey 16scores, you'll definitely want to get off at Union Station. That's actually the only place to transfer to the Metro Rail system presently. When you disembark and enter the tunnel underneath the tracks, you can head in either direction to get to the entrance of the Red/Purple Line subway. You'll then take either a Red OR Purple Line train (doesn't matter which, just whichever comes first) for three stops to 7th Street/Metro Center. From there, you can just walk down Figueroa Street four blocks to Staples Center. Or you could transfer at 7th/Metro Center to either an Expo or Blue Line train for one stop to Pico Station, which is just a block from Staples.

    Here's how that last part looks: union station to Levy Restaurants - Google Maps

    Hope that helps!

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    This is a great thread, thanks peeps. I've taken the green/blue line several times now over to Staples and WAY prefer it to driving out there. Takes a little longer (about 20 minutes more each way), but skipping the traffic/parking hassles makes it totally worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaburu View Post
    thanks for the info. will take the expo line on sunday
    No prob! That's my plan too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 16scores View Post
    Hey Moon,
    Ditching the Amtrak idea, but I am thinking about driving up to Long Beach and trying the blue line. What station would be best to park at near the 405?
    Sorry I missed your comment. For future reference, here's an interactive system map that allows you to see which stations have parking by clicking on the colored dots.

    Go Metro Map Interactive

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    The metro is seriously underrated as a method of efficient transportation to the Stapler.

    I don't live there anymore, but when I was in Long Beach I would almost always ride the Blue Line. Doesn't take THAT much longer than driving to Staples, free parking (which you don't always even have to use because LBT is one of the better bus agencies in LA County), only $3 round trip, and, most importantly, you can drink to your heart's content and still get home safely.

    It cruises through some rough parts of town, but, I've ridden it countless times and never have felt threatened.

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