Service Alert: buses replace Gold Line trains between Allen-Sierra Madre Villa due to truck crash

Final update, 3:00 p.m.: All cleanup now completed. Trains will resume normal service. Thank you for your patience as crews worked to repair damages and remove debris.

Update, 12:45 p.m: Gold Line trains are now sharing the APU/Citrus-bound track at Sierra Madre Villa and Allen, with service every 20 minutes. Pasadena Transit’s Route 40 is no longer free in the impacted area. We would like to thank everyone for their patience as we work closer to resuming normal service.

Gold Line train service between Sierra Madre Villa and Allen Station is currently suspended due to a semi-trailer truck crash on the 210 freeway near Allen that occurred at approximately 7 a.m. The overturned trailer and debris are blocking both tracks. Metro staff will assess the damage to Gold Line tracks and power supply equipment and will know more once the truck is removed.

Bus shuttles are in service between Sierra Madre Villa and Allen Stations. Trains will be running every 15 minutes between APU/Citrus College and Sierra Madre Villa Station, and between Allen and East LA. Please allow extra time to travel through the impacted area.

Consider these alternate routes to bypass the incident:

From Azusa to Downtown Pasadena

From Sierra Madre Villa to Downtown LA

Pasadena Transit is offering free rides on Route 40 to help Metro riders complete their trip until repairs are completed. Route 40 runs service between Sierra Madre Vila, Allen and Memorial Park stations. Service begins at 10:45 a.m.

For live updates, check or follow @metroLAalerts on Twitter.

Categories: Service Alerts

6 replies

  1. I bet this will all stop when a tanker carrying high explosives goes over the k-rail at Lake station with trains on both sides of the platform during morning rush hour and explodes. Time will tell.

  2. Thanks for the info. If it weren’t for this website and twitter, I wouldn’t know there was a problem because there are NO ANNOUNCEMENTS about the delay at stations or from train operators. What happened Metro? You used to be really good about keeping riders informed when things went wrong. Also, if there are delays… please triple up those cars. The Gold Line has been running all day with two car sets and it’s packed.

  3. Here we go again! Metro wants to build the world’s biggest gerbil tube behind Union Station for a shopping mall (even as malls are shutting) but it still has not raised the barrier between the 210 Freeway and the Gold Line after what, the fourth or fifth such accident!