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]
Repairs on Metro Blue Line are nearing completion but service remains at trains every 20 minutes until further notice. Check back here this afternoon for a report on the status of repairs and schedule of service. Damage to the overhead catenary wires and a section of track Monday afternoon stalled a Blue Line [continue reading]
Due to damage to overhead catenary wires that power the Blue Line trains, service will remain at trains every 20 minutes until further notice. Peak periods will have two trains running back-to-back in the same direction, followed by two trains in the opposite direction. Passengers are encouraged to use the [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]
Update: Sheriff’s deputies reopen the North Hollywood station at 5:13 p.m. What was happening: North Hollywood Red Line station was closed for an hour during LASD investigation. Los Angeles Sheriff’s Dept. activities that began at 4 p.m. at North Hollywood Station have cancelled subway service to North Hollywood but service continues [continue reading]
Service in the Hollywood area of the Metro Red Line was delayed up to 20 minutes this morning following an incident at the Hollywood/Vine station. The incident occurred at approximately 7:15 a.m. when a man on the tracks was reportedly struck by a westbound train as the train approached the [continue reading]
And while on the subject of transit safety (see previous post), I wanted to point your attention to Metro’s transit safety page. The page is new, nicely organized and there’s a small mountain of educational material targeted for children of all ages, as well as adults. Metro has already received [continue reading]
The Phoenix area opened its first light rail line last year. The train runs at-grade with many crossings and the above photo demonstrates that transit officials there are still hitting the safety message hard. Here’s Valley Metro’s safety page, which includes this nicely produced video.
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.
This morning’s train versus pedestrian incident that occurred on the Metro Gold Line is a fatality. It happened about 5:30 a.m. just south of the Del Mar station. An African-American man believed to be in his 30s stepped in front of a southbound train and died at the scene. LASD [continue reading]