Final Update: Red Line resumes normal service

FINAL UPDATE: 7:02 p.m.: The Red Line is resuming normal service at this time, with residual delays for the next 15-20 minutes.

UPDATE 6:25 p.m. The Metro Red Line has resumed service to Hollywood/Vine Station. Trains now share the Union Station-bound track between Hollywood/Vine and Hollywood/Highland stations, however, delays have been reduced. Red Line trains are currently departing every 10-12 minutes between Union Station and Hollywood/Western. Between Hollywood/Western and North Hollywood, trains depart at 20 minute intervals.

UPDATE 6:13 p.m.: Los Angeles Fire Department reports via Twitter that 27 year old male individual who entered the track at Hollywood/Vine was transported to the hospital in fair condition:

*UPDATE: 6250 Hollywood Bl* The 27 yr old M has been removed from beneath train; He will be taken in fair cond…

— LAFD (@LAFD) February 1, 2014

UPDATE 5:51 p.m.: There is currently no Red Line service to Hollywood/Vine, as trains are bypassing the station due to ongoing police investigation. Trains continue service to North Hollywood, with major delays in the Hollywood area. Trains still share the Union Station-bound track between Vermont/Santa Monica and Hollywood/Highland stations.

At approximately 4:46 p.m., a North Hollywood-bound Metro Red Line train was involved in a collision with a trespasser who entered the tracks at Hollywood/Vine Station. The Red Line will experience up to 30 min delays due to police investigation at the station. All trains currently board on the Union Station-bound track between Vermont/Santa Monica and Hollywood/Highland stations.

For a quicker commute, Red Line customers are encouraged to use alternate routes. For service between Hollywood/Highland and Hollywood/Western stations, customers may use Metro Bus 780. For service between Hollywood/Highland and Hollywood Vine, customers may use Bus 212 and 217. For service between Hollywood/Vine and Hollywood/Western, customers may use 180 and 181. Nearby parallel service is available on Sunset Blvd via Lines 2, 302, serving Vermont/Sunset.

Metrolink customers should allow extra time to make their commuter rail connection at Union Station.

The incident is currently under investigation.  Metro will provide updates on this incident as they become available.

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3 replies

  1. There has to be a better way to conduct police investigations than shutting down the entire system. If we’re going to a time-based transfer system which is a dumb idea to begin with, all these delays will incur more problems for riders because the clock keeps ticking when you TAP in at the turnstiles.

  2. We were told redline not going past vermont western. And got off. Is line just bypassing vine?

    • John, Red Line is still operating to North Hollywood in both directions. Trains must share one track in the Hollywood area, which means some Northbound trains are having to off load passengers at Hollywood/Western to turn back to Union Station due to train congestion. But every other train is continuing through to North Hollywood and will pick up those off loaded passengers. If you need to get to North Hollywood, hang tight in Hollywood/Western station, a train should arrive to take you through. However, trains are bypassing Hollywood/Vine in both directions due to police investigation at this time.