Most Metrolink trains will be idle on Labor Day

Here’s the news release from Metrolink:

Metrolink offers two round-trips on Antelope Valley Line on Labor Day

LOS ANGELES – In observance of Labor Day, Metrolink will suspend all service except for two round-trips on the Antelope Valley Line on Monday, Sept. 5. The Antelope Valley Line extends from L.A. Union Station to Lancaster, with stops in between at Glendale, Downtown Burbank, Sun Valley, Sylmar/San Fernando, Newhall, Santa Clarita, Via Princessa, Vincent Grade/Acton and Palmdale.

Normal service will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Please visit http://www.metrolinktrains.com for information about schedules and affordable ticketing options.

As part of the iWatch campaign, Metrolink reminds travelers to BE AWARE (if something does not look right, alert the conductor, station security or police), BE INFORMED (familiarize yourself with the location of emergency exits and train platform phones) and BE ALERT (look for suspicious behavior or unattended packages and report them immediately).

ABOUT METROLINK

Metrolink is Southern California’s regional commuter rail service in its 19th year of operations. The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), a joint powers authority made up of an 11-member board representing the transportation commissions of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties, governs the service. Metrolink operates over seven routes through a six-county, 512 route-mile network.

No damage to Metro Rail from earthquake

From the Metro Twitter feed:

Newhall #Earthquake Update: All Metro Rail lines are running on time w/ no delays in service. No damage reported.

A 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck this afternoon at 1:47 p.m. in the Newhall area.

Memorial Park Station reopens; Gold Line operating without delays

Police activity that closed the Memorial Park Station in Pasadena concluded at 3:17 a.m. this morning. Delays of up to 20 minutes affected the Pasadena segment of the Gold Line from Del Mar to Lake stations. A bus bridge transported passengers to either destination and trains had to share a track to bypass the incident train held at the station. The Memorial Park station was reopened  by 4 a.m. in time for the start of service on Saturday morning.

 

Gold Line: Police activity closes Memorial Park station; buses will shuttle passengers to Del Mar and Lake stations

Update 8:20 p.m.: Track is cleared at Memorial Park Station to allow trains to resume service and bypass Memorial Park Station. Bus bridge will transport passengers to Del Mar and Lake stations.

Police activity on board a Metro Gold Line train stopped at the Memorial Park station has effectively closed the station while police investigate an altercation on board. The incident occurred at approximately 6:20 p.m. on the northbound train. Delays do not affect Gold Line service from Del Mar Station in Pasadena to Atlantic Station in East Los Angeles. A bus bridge will transport passengers between Del Mar and Lake stations in the Pasadena area. Trains will be able to single-track past the station when cleared by investigators. Updates to follow.

Follow @metroLAalerts on Twitter or check  for updates under Service Alerts on metro.net homepage.

Gold Line returns to normal schedule; full service recovery complete at 8:20 a.m.

Major delays of more than 30 minutes that plagued service on the Pasadena side of  the Metro Gold Line since Wednesday evening continued into the morning commute as crews completed repair of the overhead wire system that powers the trains and relocated two trains stranded on the tracks. Damage to the overhead wire system was reported at 6:20 p.m. and traced to a malfunctioning feeder cable. The damage resulted in a loss of traction power between Del Mar and Memorial Park station and stranded two trains at Fillmore and Del Mar stations. Service continued with delays as trains were diverted to a single track in order to bypass the stranded trains. Repairs to the overhead wire system were completed  by 5 a.m. and the stranded trains were relocated to repair areas. Full service on normal schedule was restored at 8: 20 a.m.

Update: Gold Line trains every 20 minutes to Pasadena stations; no delays in service to East Los Angeles

Update 5 a.m. Trains running every 20 minutes on Metro Gold Line in Pasadena area from Union Station to Sierra Madre Villa stations. Trains using single track between Indiana location and Allen Station to bypass stranded trains at Fillmore and Del Mar. No delays for trains serving East Los Angeles stations.
 
Update 9:59 p.m. : Looks like damage to overhead wire system that supplies power to trains was caused by malfunctioning feeder cable. Operations now estimates repairs can be completed by 4 a.m. Stay tuned for updates. Follow @metroLAalerts on Twitter or check  for updates here on The Source or under Service Alerts on metro.net homepage.
 
Update 7:59 p.m. : Train operators have performed inspections on all trains. No further damage to overhead wire system was discovered. Estimated repair time is not yet determined. Updates to follow.

Damage to overhead wire system that supplies power to Metro Gold Line trains causing major delays of 30 minutes or more in Pasadena area. Trains are single tracking between Highland Park and Lake stations since 6:20 p.m. The cause of the damage to the power system is not yet determined.

Follow @metroLAalerts on Twitter or check  for updates under Service Alerts on metro.net homepage.

Carpool lanes on 110 freeway to be closed overnight for next 13 months

The 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. carpool and transitway closures begin Sunday night, Aug. 7 to accommodate the ExpressLanes project, which is converting the existing carpool lanes into toll lanes. The closures are scheduled to continue through Sept. 2012.

Several bus lines, including the Silver Line, will be impacted. Please note that the regular lanes will REMAIN OPEN.

Please keep in mind that carpoolers, buses, vanpools and motorcycles will still be allowed to use the lanes for free when the ExpressLanes open, scheduled for late 2012. Single motorists will be allowed to use the lanes for a toll — when there’s extra space in the lanes to sell. It’s part of a one-year project in partnership with the federal government to give congestion pricing a try.

The news release from Metro with more info on bus detours is after the jump.

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