Gold Line Update: emergency repairs completed

FINAL UPDATE, 4:15 p.m. Thursday: Gold Line repairs have been completed, trains now resume normal service.


UPDATE, 5:00 p.m. Wednesday: Emergency repair work to the damaged overhead wires continue through Wednesday evening. During this time, Gold Line trains will proceed to share one track between Lake and Sierra Madre Villa Station. Please allow extra travel time or consider alternate service options. Please check for updates at @metrolaalerts for details on tomorrow’s commute.


UPDATE, 7:30 p.m. Monday: Repairs to one track of been completed. Gold Line trains will share one track between Lake and Sierra Madre Villa Station through end of service tonight. Repair work continues on the second track, and at this time we estimate work will be completed by tomorrow (Sept. 10) evening. We will update at @metrolaalerts if that changes.

Service plan for Sept. 10: trains will run every 10 minutes during AM/PM peak and continue to share one track between Lake and Sierra Madre Villa. There may be minor delays due to ongoing repair work and crew movement. Please allow extra travel time or consider alternate service options.

Thank you for your patience as we work to restore full service to the Gold Line.


UPDATE, 4 p.m.: Buses will replace Gold Line trains between Lake and Sierra Madre Villa Station through PM rush. At this time there may be delays to AM service tomorrow. We will have a better estimate on repair work progress later this evening. Please be sure to check @metrolaalerts for latest updates.


UPDATE, 1:30 p.m.: Buses continue to replace Gold Line trains between Lake and Sierra Madre Villa stations while emergency repair work is underway. Trains are sharing the downtown Los Angeles-bound track at Del Mar and Memorial Park Station, and are running approximately 10 minutes on either end of the line.

At this time, this level of service is expected to continue through this afternoon. We will have another update at 4 p.m. here and on Twitter metrolaalerts if anything changes.

Alternate service routes:


The Gold Line is currently experiencing delays due to damaged overhead wires in Pasadena. Bus shuttles replace trains between Lake and Sierra Madre Villa stations. Trains are sharing the downtown Los Angeles-bound track at Del Mar and Memorial Park Station.

Repair work to the power lines has begun. Please allow extra time for travel or consider alternate route options listed below. Follow @metrolaalerts on Twitter for live updates on service changes.

We will be updating this post throughout Monday.

If you were impacted by this morning’s incident and need delay verification for work or school, please call Customer Relations at 213.922.6235 / Fax 213.922.6988.

Between San Gabriel Valley and Downtown LA

From Sierra Madre Villa to Downtown LA

Between Northeast LA and Downtown LA

From Highland Park, Southwest Museum and Heritage Square Stations to Downtown LA

  •  Metro Local 81
    • Board on southbound Figueroa St
  •  Metro Local 83
    • Board on southbound Monte Vista St (Highland Park Station), southbound Marmion Way (Southwest Museum Station), southbound Pasadena Av (Heritage Square Station)

From Downtown LA to Southwest Museum, Heritage Square, Highland Park Stations

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    • It’s because half the people that work at Gateway have really no clue what actual bus lines run around rail lines, cause God forbid they’d ever end up on a bus or possibly a train for that matter. They’d rather drive their company issued car or use their own, instead of the very great public transportation they so call run..

  1. What caused the damage? Was it a break-down or an accident from an external source? Please give details each time that there is a service interruption.

  2. How come you took so long to get the damaged wires replaced Metro? It is seriously unacceptable to create such a mess disruption and get it done such a long time. Your maintenance department absolutely needs to change because it appears your crews are working very slowly and inefficiently. How could you encourage more people to ride Metro to work, while you don’t perform your job to maintain and operate the system smooth and efficient.

    • I guess you are one of those people who are entitled want everything rushed not caring about anybody’s safety or if it is done right

      • What does entitlement have to with anything here? Yes, safety matters, yet other countries can get things done in a safely AND timely matter. Something like this would’ve occurred in Japan or Europe it would take 12-18 hours MAX as a rail lines are critical for entire communities.

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