Service delays due to major incidents on Blue Line and Red Line today

The latest updates as of Saturday morning: 

The latest updates as of 4:45 p.m. Friday: 

The post from early Friday afternoon: 

At approximately 8:40 a.m. Friday morning, a man was shot at the Blue Line’s Artesia Station. The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide detectives have launched an investigation. Media should contact the LASD for more information.

As of 1 p.m. Friday, Blue Line service is skipping Artesia Station and riders should expect delays up to 20 minutes.

Metro had an estimated 500 million bus and train boardings in 2014. There were two homicides at Metro facilities in 2014.

Also, about 11:50 a.m. Friday morning, a person on the tracks was struck and killed by a Red Line train at the Universal/Studio City Station. The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department is also investigating.

The Red Line is currently experiencing 15-minute delays. The Universal/Studio City Station remains open.

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5 replies

  1. Some of stations in London have those tubes the cover the tracks.
    Also in Dubai most of the stations are built that way to keep out the heat into the station.
    Now why can’t Los Angeles get it together as we do all this studying and can’t spend a few more dollars on safety

    • Steve, the stations are built to the state of the art when they were built and as “on budget” as possible. The platform doors you have seen in London are on a line that opened in 1999 in a city far more transit experienced than little ol’ Los Angeles. As for Dubai you are looking at a gold-plated system built on the petro-dollars that the USA has been sending to the Persian Gulf thanks in large part to the past obfuscation that has prevented mass transit from being built in places like Southern California. So where are Metro’s platform doors? Dubai.

  2. But what was that man doing on the tracks in the first place? Use common sense people!

  3. Perhaps it’s time for the Metro Board to consider the installation of platform edge doors at its grade-separated stations. It won’t eliminate all train-vs-person incidents, but it would be a start.