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Gold Line Goes Down: Power Surge Takes Out A Track

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One of the two Metro Gold Line tracks connecting Los Angeles and Pasadena has been knocked out by a power surge cutting down service to the just the slow-boat running every 30 minutes in both directions.

CBS Local reports unclear findings about the cause of the malfunction and MTA is unsure if rain caused the power surge on the wires above the tracks. The outage affected one of the dual tracks between the Del Mar and Southwest Museum stations and passengers looking to ride the northern branch of the Gold Line from Union Station should expect a reduced speed of 5 mph "where opposing trains must share the single operating track, at Highland Park."