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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The L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it will face a $36-million operating budget shortfall in 2016 that will grow if fares are not raised. Above, a Metro bus near Culver City in 2012.