7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Drill to Slow Metro Trains
As of part of today's regionwide 10 a.m. earthquake drill, Metro will be slowing its trains for one hour between 10 and 11 this morning. Their purpose is "so maintenance personnel can simulate inspections on track and other rail infrastructure... Over the course of this one hour period, trains may run at minimum operating speeds (under 20 mph), depending on the location of the train and the exact time. All passengers riding during this time period should expect some delays and plan accordingly." An estimated 5.2 million people are expected to take part in today's Great Southern Califronia ShakeOut exercise. Watch these two videos to catch up.