Pacific Surfliner, Metrolink trains between L.A., Fullerton delayed due to police activity on tracks

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Pacific Surfliner, Metrolink trains between L.A., Fullerton delayed due to police activity on tracks

by Josh Cain

Passengers on the Pacific Surfliner and Metrolink rail lines between downtown Los Angeles and Fullerton were facing delays several hours long Sunday morning after officials said a police response somewhere on the line forced some trains back to their stations.

Rail officials on the Pacific Surfliner Twitter account warned riders about the delays starting at 10:45 a.m.

The exact location of the emergency, or the circumstances that brought police near the tracks, was not clear Sunday. Rail officials did not say what police were responding to, or which police department. A spokesman for the Orange County Transportation Authority said rail officials did not know where the emergency was happening along the line.

A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman said the agency was not aware of any emergency near the rail corridor.

The rail system said on Twitter that at least one train that departed Union Station in Los Angeles was sent back due to the line closure. Passengers on that line would be diverted to another train.

Just before 12:30 p.m., Pacific Surfliner officials said the train route was open. But within 20 minutes, they said the line was shut down again and that riders should expect “continued delays.”

Metrolink officials also warned the system’s passengers of delays between Union Station and Norwalk. They said passengers were being rerouted to other trains and busses.

By 1:31 p.m., Metrolink said the lines were reopened and that the police activity had ended.

Metrolink said passengers inconvenienced during the line closure and who sought cabs or ride shares instead would be eligible for up to $50 in reimbursement with proof of a valid fare.

 

All credit goes to Josh Cain
Originally published on https://www.dailynews.com

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