Metro has closed access to the Metro Gold Line Soto Station in Boyle Heights due to a major traffic accident at E. 1st St and Soto Ave. in Boyle Heights.
The accident, which did not involve Metro trains, occurred on surface streets near the entrance to the Soto Station. Emergency response units are utilizing the station plaza as a triage staging area for accident victims.
Gold Line trains are bypassing Soto Station with no delays to service. Customers are advised to use Mariachi Plaza or Indiana stations as an alternative.
UPDATE 5:30 p.m. Metro Bus lines 251, 252 on Soto Street; Lines 30, 751 on First Street are detouring around scene of accident. Area is not accessible for temporary signage but Metro supervisors are positioned to direct transit riders to boarding areas.
UPDATE 10:20 p.m. Soto Station is closed to service until accident investigation concludes. All trains continue to bypass station. Normal operation is expected to resume at start of service Tuesday a.m.