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 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]
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]
Nicole Pajer writes for the arts and culture blog Chinashop. What she doesn’t do is take mass transit, “Something about cramming into a tiny train car underground and being smashed up against random strangers just doesn’t sit right with me.” Which means her tour of the Metro Red Line courtesy [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]
The American Public Transportation Assn. issued the press release below. Ridership on light rail and the subway in Los Angeles County is among those that increased in the second quarter of 2010: Public Transit Ridership Shows First Increase Since Late 2008 In the second quarter of 2010, more than 2.5 [continue reading]
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.
The fall edition of Metro’s quarterly television show looks at development along the Red Line, the 30/10 Initiative and visits Metro’s ER for buses, among other features. The first part is above; the remaining three can be found on the Metro Motion page on our website.
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]
photo taken by China-based photographer Zed Rymkiewicz This is a very nice image of the Shanghai subway, taken earlier this week by Zed. Click on his name above to visit his blog and check out his portfolio. Among the many fine images, there’s a pretty amazing shot of the Hong [continue reading]