METRO train snags power line, slows down light rail service

The rail system was shut down after one of the train's guiding wires snagged on the electrical wire, causing a power outage.
June 24, 2013 5:39:44 AM PDT
If you take the METRO rail this morning expect a bit of a delay. The rail system was shut down overnight after one of the train's guiding wires snagged on the electrical wire, causing a power outage.

METRO's spokesperson tells us the crews were testing a new fleet of trains in order to integrate it into their existing system. No passengers were on board when the train became caught up on the wire and crews are still working to find out how it happened.

"There is a guide arm on the top of each train that you can associate with a trolley. That got hung up on one of the overhead wires. We don't know exactly why. They are looking at video and checking all of that out," said METRO spokesperson Margaret O'Brien-Molina.

The trains are up and running. There is just a delay with the METRO rail arriving every 12 minutes, instead of every six minutes. It should be back on schedule by 10am.

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