Train outage in downtown L.A. causes major delay on Blue and Expo lines

An Expo Line train pulls into the 7th Street/Metro Center in downtown Los Angeles from Santa Monica in 2016.
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

An hours-long outage on a train in downtown Los Angeles caused major delays on the Blue and Expo lines Friday afternoon, Metro officials said.

The train came to a standstill at 12:49 p.m. at the 7th Street/Metro Center station because of damage to the overhead wires that supply power to the train, said Metro spokesman Dave Sotero.

About 6 p.m., service was partially restored on one of two tracks. Blue Line trains were being turned around at the Grand Avenue stop, and Expo Line trains at the 23rd Street Station, Sotero said.

Shuttles were busing stranded commuters between stations. Passengers were also urged to take the Silver Line if possible, Sotero said.


s service was unaffected.

By about 10 p.m., all repairs had been completed and normal service restored, Metro officials said.

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10:29 p.m.: This article was updated to reflect that normal train service has resumed.

This article was originally published at 6:55 p.m.