Red Line resumes normal service this morning

MRL loose power cables

Photo of damaged power cables on Metro Red Line. Cause of damage is still under investigation.

Update, 7:22 a.m.: Emergency repairs between Vermont/Santa Monica and Universal/Studio City were successfully completed at approximately 3:10 a.m., and the Red Line will run regularly scheduled service today. Thank you to everyone for your patience and understanding while crews were at work, and have a good morning!


Update, 3:00 p.m.: Repair work on the Metro Red Line’s damaged signal equipment has been halted for the remainder of the day to allow for close-to-normal rush hour service. This afternoon and evening trains will follow the regular schedule, with outbound Red Line trains incurring delays of five to 10 minutes between Vermont/Santa Monica and Hollywood/Vine Station. These minor, outbound delays are predicted to occur as trains travel at reduced speed between the two stations, where repairs are still needed.

Necessary repairs are scheduled to take place tonight after 9 p.m. At that time, the Red Line will run every 20 minutes, with trains sharing the inbound/Union Station-bound track between Hollywood/Western and Vermont/Santa Monica. The Purple Line will follow its regular schedule, serving all stops between Wilshire/Western and Union Station. We expect repairs to wrap up over night. However, Red Line riders should please check back here at The Source or on Twitter @metrolosangeles and @metroLAalerts for the latest updates.


Update, 10:41 a.m.: As Metro crews make emergency repairs to damaged power cables between Hollywood/Highland and Universal/Studio City, Red Line trains will operate approximately every 20 minutes and share the Union Station-bound track between Hollywood/Vine and Universal/Studio City Stations. The Purple Line may also experience minor delays while work is occurring. Customers traveling between work areas should allow extra time in their commute. Please check back here on the Source or follow us on Twittter @metrolosangeles and @metroLAalerts for service updates. Thank you for your understanding.


Due to damaged signal equipment near Vermont/Santa Monica Station, Red Line trains are traveling at reduced speeds between Vermont/Santa Monica and North Hollywood. This means trains will run every 20 minutes between North Hollywood and Hollywood/Vine. Trains will run every 10 minutes between Hollywood/Vine and Union Station. The Purple Line may also experience minor delays.

Crews are preparing to make emergency repairs, which is set to begin after 9 a.m. During that time, Red Line trains will operate every 20 minutes. We will have updates on train service as repairs get underway.

Those who want to avoid train delays may consider alternate routes. If you were delayed by the Red/Purple Line this morning and need verification for work or school, please call Metro Customer Relations at 213.922.6235 / Fax 213.922.6988.

For more live status updates, please check Twitter @metrolosangeles and @metroLAalerts.

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