UPDATE, 2:30 p.m.: Regular Gold Line service resumes for the remainder of the afternoon with residual delays while equipment repairs are underway.
UPDATE, 1:40 p.m.: bus shuttles replace trains between South Pasadena and Fillmore Station. All other stations in service. Up to 15 minute delays along the line.
We’ll update the blog as the afternoon goes on. The accident occurred at about 12:12 p.m. at the Glenarm crossing in Pasadena involving a southbound Gold Line train and a single automobile that was apparently traveling eastbound on Glenarm.
Southbound Gold Line trains are turning back at Del Mar Station in Pasadena. Northbound trains are turning back at South Pasadena Station.
The bus bridge is operating between South Pasadena, Fillmore and Del Mar stations.
The Pasadena Fire Department tweeted that five people from the train were transported to the hospital with minor injuries and that the driver of the car was transported with serious injuries. The accident is under investigation.
The crossing gates and other equipment appear to be damaged and this could impact the afternoon commute. We’ll provide updates as we learn more.
Here are alternate bus routes for the Gold Line.
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Metro reminds all pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and others to always be alert and to look and listen at rail crossings. Never try to beat a train.
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I just wish that people would learn to stay out of the way of oncoming trains!! It’s just not worth a life!!
that probably requires more work than they are capable of producing
In a case like this, Metro should run every train to Azusa so that the passengers can be transported to Del Mar Station catch the shuttle to South Pasadena station and catch the bus bridge at Del Mar.
I’m relieved to see that it wasn’t much worse. It would also be nice to update much of the information found on the alternate bus routes page. Quite a bit of it is outdated and misleading (including some peak hour only routes), even from before the new line openings.
It would be nice if Metro would start posting the cab video from these incidents. It certainly changed attitudes in Kansas City about the recent car-streetcar collision there.