UPDATE: service restored to Metro Gold Line, regular service to resume tomorrow with start of service

UPDATE 5:45 p.m. Service has been restored to both tracks between Southwest Museum and South Pasadena Station on the Metro Gold Line. Longer, three-car trains will run every 15-20 minutes for the remainder of the evening. Tomorrow morning, trains will follow the regular weekday schedule.

UPDATE 4 p.m. Limited service has resumed on the Metro Gold Line between Southwest Museum and South Pasadena Station. This evening, until further notice, trains will run approximately every 20 minutes along the entire line, sharing the Pasadena-bound track at Highland Park Station. Bus shuttles have been cancelled.

To make up for less-frequent Gold Line trips tonight, many trains will be longer, three-car length, so please use the entire platform when boarding, and be sure to allow other customers to exit the train before you enter. We are currently working with authorities to clear the incident area and restore regular Gold Line service as soon as possible. Be sure to check back here, at the Source, or on Twitter at @metrolaalerts or @metrolosangeles for further updates.

UPDATE 1:30 p.m. Once incident area is released by authorities, Metro will be able to reopen one track for train service through Highland Park. At this time, delays are expected to affect the evening commute, and we will update if that is the case. Please continue to check back for more information.

The Gold Line is currently experiencing delays of up to 20 minutes due to a train-person incident near Avenue 61 in Highland Park which resulted in a fatality.

Train service is suspended between Southwest Museum Station and South Pasadena Station. Bus shuttles are in place to transport riders through the incident area. Passengers should follow station announcements. For alternative bus service in the Highland Park area, please click here. For customers at Southwest Museum or Highland Park, consider using Metro Local 81 instead on nearby Figueroa.

There were no reported injuries from passengers on board the incident train. The incident is now under investigation by LAPD, assisted by LASD. Since opening in 2003, the Gold Line remains one of Metro’s safest rail lines with only .018 incidents per 100,000 miles traveled.

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