FINAL UPDATE 8:15 p.m.: The Red and Purple Lines are resuming normal service, as the earlier police investigation at Civic Center/Grand Park has been resolved.
UPDATE 4:50 p.m.: The Red and Purple Lines are currently experiencing major delays due to the police investigation following this afternoon’s train-trespasser incident. Red Line trains serving Downtown L.A. currently share 1 track in the area, and will require customers to disembark at Westlake/MacArthur Park for connection to additional Red Line trains serving the MacArthur Park-North Hollywood segment. Purple Line still runs ONLY between Wilshire/Western and Wilshire/Vermont stations on the upper platform.
For alternate bus routes to avoid Red/Purple Line delays, click here.
The Metro Red and Purple Lines are currently experiencing delays of up to 20 minutes due to a train-trespasser incident that occurred at approximately 1:35 p.m. this afternoon. According to initial reports from Metro, the individual—a confirmed fatality—apparently jumped in front of an approaching North Hollywood-bound train at Civic Center/Grand Park Station. Delays on the Red and Purple Line are expected to continue through rush hour as police investigate the incident.
Metro Red Line trains currently share the Union Station-bound track between 7th Street/Metro Center and Union Station. Purple Line trains are ONLY running between Wilshire/Vermont and Wilshire/Western. For alternate bus routes to avoid Red/Purple Line delays, click here.
Those headed to Union Station on Metrol 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/.
Finally, Metro would like to thank all Red and Purple Line customers for their patience as we work to resolve this incident as quickly as possible. Please check back here at The Source, or follow us at @metrolosangeles or @metroLAalerts, for further updates.
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