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Crews Work to Repair Overhead Power Line on Metro Gold Line in Pasadena

Commuters who use Metro's Gold Line were urged to allow for extra travel Tuesday after the service was halted in Pasadena Monday due to damaged overhead wires that power the trains.

Crews were making repair early Tuesday. Gold Line trains are expected to run every ten minutes during peak morning hours. Trains will share one track between Lake and Sierra Madre Villa. 

The line damage occurred around 5:30 a.m. near the Gold Line's Allen Station. Metro initially halted trains between the Allen and Sierra Madre stations to the east, but the closure area was later extended west to the Lake Station.

Shuttle buses were brought into to carry passengers between the Lake and Sierra Madre stations.

The closure continued until about 8 p.m. when crews completed repairs on Track 1 and single-track service resumed, Dave Sotero of Metro said.

Shuttle buses were cancelled, but repairs on Track 2 were expected to continue until late Tuesday, Sotero said.

"For tomorrow's morning peak a.m. service, trains will continue to single track through the affected area," Sotero said. 'Trains will maintain a 10-minute a.m. peak schedule. Metro patrons should allow for additional travel time until final repairs have been completed."

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