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.
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]
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.