A few readers have recently asked for more posts about transit in Asia, the home to some of the planet’s most used and advanced systems. With that in mind, I wanted to share my experience with the Taipei Metro, also known as the MRT. I was raised in the ‘burbs [continue reading]
Welcome to Twitter Tuesday, our roundup of the latest Metro related tweets. To get out attention, add the #MetroLosAngeles tag to your tweets. For specific complaints and customer service, please use the Customer Comment Form on Metro.net.
The news this week that the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) are teaming up to create a museum devoted to motion pictures is long, long overdue. Finally the birthplace of the film industry will have a proper and [continue reading]
As we posted earlier this month, Metro will begin a turnstile locking demonstration this Wednesday to collect more data on TAP (Transit Access Pass) smart cards and so-called “paper fare media” (paper tickets and passes) currently in use. The first closure will be at the Purple Line Wilshire/Normandie Station from [continue reading]
USC study compares air along Gold Line to air in subway — and finds both are far cleaner than freeway air
I’m not sure what to make of this: a new study from a USC professor concludes that the air on the Gold Line light rail is cleaner than the Red Line subway — and that both are far cleaner than the air along freeway corridors. The reason for the difference [continue reading]
photo by Zach Behrens, via Twitter/Instagram This might be one of my favorite “art of transits” of all-time. It’s local — Zach took the photo on the subway here in L.A. — and it’s personal and it’s different. The photo was taken with the iPhone’s Instagram app. To submit a [continue reading]
50 Years Ago This Week: Planning The El Monte – Century City Backbone Route (Complete With Nuclear Fallout Shelters, Large-Capacity Helicopters And A Beverly Hills Subway) The title says it all but Metro’s digital resources librarian Kenn Bicknell spells out exactly what happened 50 years ago this week in the [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]
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.