Update 5:22 p.m.: Gold Line has resumed normal service with residual delays throughout the evening rush hour.
Update 5:15 p.m.: Green Line was experiencing signal issues at approximately 4:30 p.m. Regular service resumed at 5:09 p.m. with residual delays through 6:00 p.m. At 5:00 p.m. a Gold Line operator reported tree debris on the overhead OCS wires, just south of Highland Park Station. Trains are currently sharing the DTLA-bound track at Highland Park Station.
Update 4:30 p.m.: LINE 154 — Buses use Victory between White Oak and Sepulveda due to flooding on Burbank.
Update 4:12 p.m.: A Red Line train was taken out of service due to an excessive amount of water in the railcars. Red Line service is currently experiencing residual delays of 10 minutes through 5:00 p.m.
Update 3:10 p.m.: two trees fell on the Orange Line right-of-way this afternoon. Both trees have been removed. One tree struck the right front corner of a bus but there were no injuries to passengers or the bus operator. There was moderate damage to that part of the bus. There are two high water alerts along the Orange Line and buses are detouring around those spots.
Update 2:55 p.m.: Due to signal issues between Lil’ Tokyo and Union Station Gold Line riders can expect delays throughout the evening. Metro has implemented signal flaggers in the area to help mitigate delays. Expo Line is also experiencing up to 10 minute delays due to power issues near La Cienega/Jefferson Station causing trains to use restricted speeds in the area.
Update 2:50 p.m.: All Blue Line service has been restored. Customers can expect up to 15 minute weather-related delays throughout the evening.
Update 2:34 p.m.: Partial Blue Line service has been restored. Trains are currently sharing the Long Beach-bound track at Compton and Artestia Station with up to 15 minute delays.
BLUE LINE: No train service btwn Compton and Artesia due to damaged equipment. Bus shuttles requested, consider Line 51 + 205 as alt route. pic.twitter.com/SHAyTT1kLh
— LA Metro (@metrolosangeles) February 17, 2017
Until recently it was pretty quiet. But the big rains have definitely moved in and we have our first big service alert: at about 1:15 p.m. a broken street crossing gate on the Blue Line at the Greenleaf crossing is making it unsafe for trains to proceed.
As a result, Blue Line train service is operating in two sections: 7th/Metro to Compton and Artesia to Long Beach. A bus bridge is running between Artesia and Compton stations.
Please follow us on our main Twitter feed or service alert Twitter feed for frequent updates. As the storm moves through, I’ll post any other alerts. Please be careful walking and driving near trains as the rain will likely make things more slippery than usual.
Categories: Service Alerts