Work crews are en route to repair damage to overhead catenary wires that have stalled a northbound Blue Line train at the Gage Avenue crossing located between the Florence and Washington stations.
Rail Operations director Bruce Shelburne issued this report detailing cause of Blue Line delays and offers alternate routes for the afternoon commute:
At 2:45 p.m., a Metro Blue Line train became entangled with the Overhead Power Supply lines at Gage Ave. Power lines are down, removing one track from service. For this evening’s peak period service, only one track will be used between Washington and Florence Stations (Vernon, Slauson and Florence Stations).
Board all trains on the southbound side. Service will be approximately every 20 minutes through this area until further notice.
Passengers are encouraged to use the Silver Line , Lines 450x and 460 and Green Line as an alternate route.
UPDATE: Scroll down for alternate routes to Green Line
Southbound passengers at 7th St./Metro Center Station can board Silver Line on Flower, at 7th St., next to the Coffee Bean. Ride to the Harbor Green Line Station. Transfer to the Green Line “Norwalk” eastbound trains. Upon arrival at Imperial/Wilmington Station, exit the train and transfer to the Blue Line to continue south.
Northbound passengers can exit Blue Line trains at Imperial/Wilmington Station and transfer to the Green Line “Redondo Beach” westbound trains. Ride to the Harbor Green Line Station. Exit and transfer to the northbound Silver Line, Lines 450X and 460 buses on the freeway bus level boarding platform. Ride to downtown, exiting on Figueroa at 7th St. (7th St./Metro Center Station).
Updates will be issued as necessary throughout the afternoon and evening.
UPDATE: 4 p.m. For Green Line-bound passengers looking to avoid Blue Line delays, they may board these buses at 7th/Flower (in front of Coffee Bean). Express zone fares will not be charged.
- To Green Line: Use Silver Line, 450X, or 445
- To Norwalk Green Line Station: Use Line 460 Disneyland
- To Aviation/LAX: Use LADOT Commuter Express 438
- To Long Beach Green Line Station: Use Line 760 (in front of Macy’s Plaza)
- To Hawthorne Green Line Station: Use Line 442 or 740 (on Broadway btwn 5th-6th)
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