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.

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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.

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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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Rail disruptions aplenty this weeked, riders beware!

Lots of rail work happening this weekend, so if you’re planning on riding (perhaps to a Go Metro Weekend destination?) take heed to the info in this post.

Friday after 8:30pm

  • Purple Line only runs between Wilshire/Western & Wilshire/Vermont due to maintenance in Downtown stations.  As a result, Red Line will operate on a modified every 20 min schedule and single track between 7the Street Metro Center & Union Station. More info here.
  • Blue Line only runs between 7th Street Metro Center & Wardlow due to necessary tree trimming in Long Beach.  Bus shuttles will serve Wardlow, Willow, PCH, Anaheim, 5th, 1st, LB Transit Mall, Pacific. More info here.

Saturday

  • Blue Line only runs between 7th Street Metro Center & Wardlow due to necessary tree trimming in Long Beach.  Bus shuttles will serve Wardlow, Willow, PCH, Anaheim, 5th, 1st, LB Transit Mall, Pacific. More info here.
  • Gold Line will run every 20 minutes during the day due to maintenance on the Pasadena segment. More info here.
  • Gold Line will run every 30 minutes at night due to maintenance on the Pasadena segment. Departure times will be :24 and :54 northbound from Union Station and :14 and :44 soutbound from Union Station. More info here.

Sunday

  • Blue Line only runs between 7th Street Metro Center & Willow due to necessary tree trimming in Long Beach.  Bus shuttles will serve Willow, PCH, Anaheim, 5th, 1st, LB Transit Mall, Pacific. More info here.
  • Gold Line will run every 20 minutes during the day due to maintenance on the Pasadena segment.  More info here.

Metro Blue Line service in Long Beach to be impacted by tree trimming July 22 to 25

Here’s the news release from Metro:

Metro Blue Line service in the Long Beach area will be replaced by bus service this weekend due to City of Long Beach tree trimming maintenance work.

·      Beginning Friday night at 9 p.m. and continuing through 2 a.m. Sunday morning, trains will not run between the Transit Mall and Wardlow Stations.

·      Beginning Sunday at 4 a.m. and continuing through Monday at 2 a.m., trains will not run between the Transit Mall and Willow Stations.

Metro will run bus shuttle service between the Wardlow Road, Willow Street, Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), Anaheim Street, 5th Street, 1st Street, Transit Mall and Pacific Avenue stations to provide Metro Blue Line patrons with access to those stations/locations.

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