Limited services restored on stretch of Metro Gold Line track damaged in Pasadena truck crash

PASADENA >> Metro Gold Line trains resumed operation with limited service between the Lake and Sierra Madre Villa stations late Friday as officials made repairs to the railroad, which was damaged Thursday in a truck crash, authorities said.
One of two train tracks between the two Pasadena stations was reopened about 9 p.m. Friday, Metro officials said in a written statement. Service resumed, however at less than normal capacity.
“While trains will run every 10 minutes between Atlantic and Lake Station, trains serving Allen and Sierra Madre Villa will run every 20 minutes,” according to the Metro statement. “In other words, only some Gold Line trains will travel all the way to/from Sierra Madre Villa Station. The others will turn back to Downtown LA/East LA at Lake Station. This is necessary to reduce train bunching and keep the line running smoothly until complete repairs are made.”
Travelers were advised to allow extra time to reach their destinations, especially if using the Allen or Sierra Madre Villa stations, authorities said.
“Trains traveling between Lake and Sierra Madre Villa stations will be required to reduce their speed, as crews will still be working nearby on repairs to the opposite track,” according to the statement.
Commuters who generally use the park-and-ride at the Sierra Madre Villa station were urged to consider using the Del Mar or Fillmore stations as an alternate to avoid shuttle bus delays. Parking at Fillmore is limited, and parking at Del Mar costs $2 with proof of Metro fare.

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