Metro Red/Purple Line trains to operate on reduced speeds due to equipment issues

Effective immediately, all Metro Red and Purple Line trains traveling from Union Station to North Hollywood and Union Station to Wilshire/Western will operate on a 25 mile-per-hour speed limit due to unforeseen equipment issues. Patrons using the Metro Purple Line to Wilshire/Western can expect delays of 10 to 12 minutes. Patrons using the Metro Red Line to North Hollywood can expect service delays of 15 to 20 minutes until further notice.

Metro rail maintenance personnel are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Metro apologizes for any inconvenience they may have to our riders. For updates on service alerts, patrons can visit Metro’s web site at

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3 replies

  1. Yes, slower speed equals longer trip times. The further you are, the more impacted you are.

    This is not good news.

    But, I am glad to see such a pro-active response. It is welcome. Metro is being responsible. And, it goes noticed by users and those online.

  2. Is this something that can be fixed in one evening?

    This will almost double current trip times, especially on trips from the Valley.

    I can’t think of one problem that would cause this; something with the signaling system?

  3. Well, as bad as this news is, I’m glad we didn’t have to have an accident first in order for it to get the attention it needed. Glad to be able to arrive alive.