UPDATE 7:15 p.m.: At this time, cranes are working to remove the tractor-trailer that has been blocking the Metro Gold Line tracks just east of the Allen Station since approximately 1 p.m. this afternoon. The truck was involved in an accident with another big rig that shut down the eastbound 210 freeway and has suspended Gold Line service between Lake and Sierra Madre Villa Stations.
Unfortunately, the Gold Line is not expected to resume normal service by tomorrow morning. The damage caused by the tractor-trailer is extensive, including two downed poles that support the overhead power supply system, fallen wires and even damage to the track itself. Metro will not know the true extent of the damage until the vehicle has been removed from the tracks. We will provide more information once the removal has been completed—likely in another hour or two.
At this time, Gold Line trains are running every 10 minutes between Atlantic and Lake stations. The trains are three-car, full platform trains, so customers may use the entire length of the platform when boarding. Shuttle buses replace service for those traveling between Lake and Sierra Madre Villa Stations. This means customers may board a train headed toward Union Station at Lake, but will need to board a shuttle bus for east-bound service to Allen Station or Sierra Madre Villa Station.
Metro appreciates the patience of all Gold Line customers as we try to restore service safely and quickly.
More updates regarding tomorrow’s morning commute on the Gold Line will be provided later this evening.
Metro Gold Line service between Lake and Sierra Madre Villa stations has been suspended for the remainder of the day due to a big rig crash on the eastbound 210 freeway near Allen Avenue. The accident is blocking the tracks near Allen Station and has damaged parts of the tracks and the power system. All lanes on the eastbound 210 were initially closed, but reports have indicated three lanes were reopened by 4:30 p.m.
All Pasadena-bound trains will end at Lake Station and turn back to Los Angeles. Bus shuttles will replace train service between Lake, Allen and Sierra Madre Villa stations through close of service. Please allow extra time to travel through the affected area.
Pasadena ARTS buses will honor Metro fares. ARTS bus Line 40 runs service between Sierra Madre Vila, Allen and Memorial Park stations.
Normal train service will continue between East L.A. and Lake Station.
As soon as the accident is cleared, Metro will begin repairs on the damaged infrastructure. Repairs at this time are estimated to take up to 24 hours. We will continue to provide updates here at The Source. For live updates, check metro.net or follow Metro on Twitter @metrolosangeles or @metroLAalerts.
Those headed to Union Station on Metro Rail to take the Dodger Stadium Express should consider driving to the station or taking one of the many bus lines that serves Union Station. For maps and timetables: http://www.metro.net/riding/maps/