The rail yard for the Metro Red/Purple Line subway has become the first major rail maintenance facility in the nation to earn an international recognition for its environmental management system (EMS). EMS means that Metro runs the rail yard in a way that conforms to a set of world class [continue reading]
Non-stop Japan Transport delegation takes whirlwind tour of rail operations on way to high-speed rail seminar
Transportation officials in Los Angeles hosted a tour of rail operations for visiting Japan Transport Vice Minister Masafumi Shukuri and a 17-member delegation on Friday, Jan. 14. The vice minister and his delegation were on their way to lead a seminar on Japan’s high-speed rail system. Japan’s 46 years of [continue reading]
Metrolink will keep normal schedules for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, but with a special offer to bring a friend along for free. Metrolink ticket-holders are invited to bring one guest to ride for free on Metrolink trains. This first-of-its-kind promotion allows customers who have a valid one-way, [continue reading]
Metro Rail ready to carry thousands of revelers, parade-goers and football fans to Pasadena New Year’s festivities
Video: Rain didn’t stop 2011 Tournament of Roses Queen Evanne Elizabeth Friedmann, Princess Tenaya Miyoko Senzaki and Princess Michelle Kaye Washington from an official and enthusiastic endorsement of the Metro Gold Line. The royal entourage joined with Los Angeles County Supervisor and Metro Director Michael Antonovich, Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jan [continue reading]
Red Line powers back up; subway service returns to normal after power at Westlake station is restored.
What was happening: A loss of traction power to the Westlake/MacArthur Park Red Line station at proximately 2:30 p.m. is closing that station until power is restored. Trains are unable to pass through the station because the loss of power there has de-energized the tracks.
A loss of traction power to the Westlake/MacArthur Park Red Line station at approximately 2:30 p.m. is closing that station until power is restored. Trains are unable to pass through the station because the loss of power there has de-energized the tracks. Crews are en route to determine the cause and resolve [continue reading]
Blue Line service has returned to normal schedule in time for the Thursday morning commute. Repairs to the damaged catenary wires and a section of track along the Metro Blue Line that restricted trains to every 20 minutes since Monday afternoon were completed in the early morning hours. The section [continue reading]
UPDATE: 9 p.m. Here’s a complete rundown of Blue Line’s modified schedule for tomorrow, Dec. 21, plus alternate travel options. UPDATE 10 p.m. Repairs underway after the jump. UPDATE: 5:30 p.m. – Report from Rail Operations Director Bruce Shelburne: The Overhead Power System failure was caused by a broken section insulator. This caused [continue reading]
Work crews are en route to repair damage to overhead catenary wires that have stalled a northbound Blue Line train at the Gage Avenue crossing located between the Florence and Washington stations. Rail Operations director Bruce Shelburne issued this report detailing cause of Blue Line delays and offers alternate routes [continue reading]
Red Line trains are resuming normal operations with minor residual delays until 5:45 p.m. What was happening: Red Line experiencing delays this afternoon between 3 p.m. and 4:50 p.m. Red Line subway trains were single tracking between Universal City and the Hollywood/Western station due to an incident involving an eastbound train [continue reading]