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]
Lightning in downtown Los Angeles affects Eastside Gold Line service from Mariachi Plaza to Maravilla stations
A lightning strike in downtown Los Angeles a little after 2 p.m. briefly knocked out power in the Red Line Rail facility and caused a power loss from Maravilla to Mariachi stations on the Gold Line Eastside Extension. Subway service is not affected. A shuttle train is operating between Atlantic [continue reading]
It's official: Metro Board of Directors selects Wilshire route for Westside Subway Extension, moves project into final study phase
After literally decades of talk, false starts, community resistance and funding dead-ends, a route for an extension of the subway to the job-rich Westside was selected by the Metro Board of Directors on Thursday in a vote called historic by several Directors. The Board of Directors voted 10 to 0 [continue reading]
Due to ongoing safety inspections of rail cars, some subway trains on the Red and Purple lines may be shorter than normal this week — as some readers saw during their morning commute today. Trains are operating at their normal speeds and on their regular schedules.
Metro expects normal service for the Monday morning commute on the Metro Red and Purple lines. Some service restrictions were initiated on Friday but normal service resumed Saturday morning.
Draft study for Westside Subway Extension released; among the details — it would be a 25-minute ride from Union Station to Westwood
Let’s start with this fun fact: When the Westside Subway Extension is built, it will take 25 minutes to travel from Los Angeles Union Station to the Westwood/UCLA station — 13 minutes on the existing Purple Line to Wilshire and Western and a little more than 12 minutes on the [continue reading]
Eight passengers and a train operator were killed last summer when a Washington Metro train ran into a stopped train that was ahead of it on the tracks. The National Transportation Safety Board released its findings this week, saying that the crash was caused by “a failure of the track [continue reading]
Movie lovers and Metro riders can rejoice. The new Regal Cinemas Stadium 14 at L.A. Live is served by three rail lines (soon to be four) and over 30 bus lines, making it far and away the most transit accessible place to catch a movie in the city. No other [continue reading]