4:16 pm: Red and Purple Lines resuming normal service

At approximately 3:24 p.m. a Union Station-bound, Metro Red Line train made contact with an individual at Wilshire/Vermont Station, requiring in a police investigation that resulted in delays of up to 20 minutes to Red and Purple Line trains.

The police investigation was cleared at approximately 4 p.m. and LASD reported the individual was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The Red and Purple Lines are resuming normal service at this time, with residual delays expected through 5 p.m. as trains adjust back to their normal schedules.

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Categories: Transportation News

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  1. I know cost is a big unfortunate factor, but has Metro considered or studied adding platform doors to Red/Purple line stations similar to Metro systems in Asia? There are also mid-height platform doors that presumably are cheaper that exist. Older stations on Taipei’s MRT system have these partial platform doors. Platform doors preclude the possibility of any intrusion onto the tracks.