Sheriff’s deputies arrested a suspect in the stabbing death of a passenger during a fight on a Metro Red Line train in Hollywood on Friday, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department reported today. The suspect was identified as 33-year-old Gene Sim, described as a transient, who was found in Buena Park [continue reading]
Here’s the item from Metro CEO Art Leahy’s daily email to staff: We successfully concluded the traffic simulation being conducted at three East Los Angeles intersections located along the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension. The six days of testing began on Wednesday, May 11, 2011. The traffic simulation modified the [continue reading]
Here’s the press release from Metrolink, the commuter rail agency partially funded by Metro: Positive Train Control project receives $68.75 million and capacity-enhancing project on the Antelope Valley line gets $7.2 million Los Angeles – Late last week, the California Transportation Commission allocated $1 billion for transportation projects across the [continue reading]
Real-time service alerts and updates are posted via Twitter on the metro.net homepage. Follow @metroLAalerts to get real-time updates at twitter.com/metroLAalerts. Due to an accident involving a cyclist, blue line trains are single-tracking between Wardlow and Willow stations. The incident occurred about 1:45 p.m. today near the Wardlow Station. Update: [continue reading]
The buck starts here: Caltrans recruiting public input for plans to improve north corridor of scenic rail line to San Luis Obispo
Caltrans kicks off the first of four “scoping” meetings Monday to gather public and agency input that will eventually shape the environmental scope of plans to seek funding for much-needed improvements to the 222-mile Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN North) rail corridor. The meeting will be held at [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]
Power is restored to a section of the Gold Line Eastside Extension where service was delayed between Mariachi Plaza and Maravilla stations. Service is restored to normal operations. What was happening: A lightning strike in downtown Los Angeles a little after 2 p.m. briefly knocked out power in the Red Line [continue reading]