Riders on the A (Blue) Line train were not injured Saturday morning after the train suddenly derailed while rerouting back to the First Street Transit Mall.
The trouble started at about 11 a.m. when a car crash near Willow station blocked the train tracks, according to witnesses.
A car crash blocked the blue (A) line tracks at Pacific. The train went back one station and now the train is off the tracks. Not sure when or how we are getting off this train. @metrolosangeles @metroalerts #bluelinecronicles #wearestuckhere #offthetracks #metro #longbeach pic.twitter.com/XJfvl7umfh— Areli (@rrrleLA) February 22, 2020
Passenger Areli Morales said the train waited near the crash for about 20 minutes before it was rerouted back to the transit mall. It suddenly derailed off the tracks on Pacific Avenue between West Broadway and First Street, Sgt. Miguel Valenzuela said. Police do not yet know what caused the train to derail.
A representative for Metro declined to comment at the scene. Metro Rider Alerts tweeted at 12:20 that there would be delays up to 15 minutes because of a vehicle blocking the tracks near Willow Station.
Passengers were directed to the transit mall to find shuttles or alternate buses.
A LINE (BLUE): Up to 15 minute delays due to vehicle blocking tracks close to Willow Station. Follow announcements. pic.twitter.com/QEF7uEypeU— LA Metro Rider Alerts (@metrolaalerts) February 22, 2020