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Here's why Metro trains were delayed across L.A. County on Wednesday night

Here's why Metro trains were delayed across L.A. County on Wednesday night

Riders on Los Angeles County’s Metro rail system were experiencing delays Wednesday evening after the transit grid saw problems with its communications system, officials said.

Delays of up to 20 minutes were expected on the Expo and Blue lines, said Kim Upton, a spokeswoman for the L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Riders, however, reported longer delays.

There was no timetable for when normal operations would resume, but officials were hoping the problem would be resolved by the Thursday morning commute.

Earlier in the evening, the Red and Gold lines saw delays, but the problems were resolved by 11:15 p.m., Upton said.

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