Passenger train service on the Gold Line will be increased to every six minutes on weekends, Metro officials announced.
The bolstered service, currently on 12-minute intervals, will begin Sunday, Jan. 27. The extra service will be provided between about 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
The Gold Line trains connect Union Station to East Los Angeles to the southeast, and its northeast branch goes through South Pasadena to Sierra Madre.
Construction to extend the northeast line is underway, and studies are underway on extending the line to the south or east of East L.A. Planning is also underway to connect the Gold Line to the Expo and Blue lines through a new tunnel across downtown L.A.
Weekday service was put on six-minute intervals at peak hours two years ago, Metro officials said, causing a surge in passenger patronage.