Update, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday: Repairs are still underway on the Metro Gold Line, which will run every 20 minutes through close of service this evening. Customers should please check back here at The Source or on Metro’s Twitter handle, @metrolosanageles or @metrolaalerts, for service updates, which will be issued before tomorrow morning’s commute.
Update, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday: Here is the plan for the afternoon peak service on the Metro Gold Line: Trains will continue to run every 20 minutes throughout the line, sharing the southbound track (i.e. the downtown Los Angeles and Eastside track) at Lincoln/Cypress, Heritage Square and Southwest Museum stations. All trains will have three cars in order to handle more passengers. Please use the entire platform to help speed up the boarding process and find more seats.
Supplemental bus shuttles will also provide express service from Union Station to Highland Park during the afternoon rush–from about 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Shuttles will travel northbound only, direct to Highland Park, where customers will have to disembark and connect with northbound Gold Line trains if headed to Pasadena.
It’s already been said, but bears repeating: we are grateful for your patience and understanding this evening as we work to restore regular service as soon as possible so we can provide normal service for tomorrow morning’s commute.
Update, 9:37 a.m.: Extended bus shuttles from Lincoln/Cypress and Heritage Square to Union Station have been cancelled. Gold Line trains continue to share the Downtown/East L.A.-bound track at Southwest Museum, Heritage Square and Lincoln/Cypress stations. Longer, 3-car trains will remain in service to accommodate customers. On behalf of Metro, we’d like to thank Gold Line riders for their patience as crews make emergency repairs. Please follow us on Twitter @metrolosanageles, @metrolaalerts, or check back here at The Source for the latest service updates.
Update, 6:28 a.m. Tuesday: As work crews continue to make repairs to the power supply system between Lincoln/Cypress and Chinatown Station, Gold Line trains will run with 3 cars every 20 minutes from end to end, sharing the Downtown/East LA-bound track at Southwest Museum, Heritage Square and Lincoln/Cypress Stations.
Trains traveling northbound from Atlantic Station will depart at 7:05, 7:25, 7:45 a.m. and every 20 minutes until further notice. Customer traveling southbound from Sierra Madre Villa will depart at 7, 7:20, 7:40 a.m. and every 20 minutes until further notice.
Supplementary bus shuttles are also available from Heritage Square to Union Station and Lincoln/Cypress to Union Station to prevent overcrowding. Damages to the power lines are still being assessed. For the latest service updates, please check back here on the Source or follow us @metrolosanageles or @metrolaalerts.
Update, 9:45 p.m.: Repairs to the overhead wires continue. For those planning on taking the Gold Line on Tuesday morning: we are currently assessing the extent of the damage and length of time needed for repairs. Customers should please check back here at The Source, or on Twitter @metrolosangeles or @metrolaalerts, for the latest updates.
Update 7:52 p.m.: Delays continue on the Metro Gold Line, which will run approximately every 25 minutes until close of service this evening. Delays are due to damage to the overhead power supply system incurred earlier this afternoon on the northbound track near Heritage Square Station. As a result, trains are sharing the Downtown/East L.A.-bound track between Lincoln/Cypress and Southwest Museum Station. Crews are set to work throughout the night on necessary repairs.
The earlier post from 5 p.m.:
The Metro Gold Line is currently experiencing major delays due to damage to the overhead power supply system that occurred at approximately 5 p.m. this evening south of Heritage Square Station. Since then, trains have been sharing the Downtown/East L.A.-bound track between Lincoln/Cypress and Southwest Museum Station.
Metro is providing supplemental bus shuttle service northbound direct from Union Station to Highland Park Station. Gold Line customers at Union Station can board buses in Patsaouras Plaza. Additional alternate routes between Downtown L.A. and Lincoln Heights/Highland Park can be found here.
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