L.A. Women's March Is Overflowing The Public Transportation System
Protesters are out in droves this morning for the L.A. Women's March. In fact, so many people are headed to Downtown Los Angeles that Metro trains are experiencing some crazy delays.
Here's a long line of people waiting to get on-board the Expo Line at the Culver City station this morning.
And an hour wait reported at the Santa Monica station.
However, despite rumors otherwise, Metro does require full fare today.
Here's the scene at the Pershing Square subway station -- where the march begins.
But don't fret, there is still room on trains for anyone who wants to come down and join the march (or just watch).
According to Metro spokesperson Kim Upton, the transit system is prepared for the influx of riders and adding additional rail cars to both their light-rail and subway lines, and will increase their rider capacity.
Metrolink trains (the commuter rail system extending into the greater L.A. area) is experiencing similar delays and crowding.
ALERT: DUE TO SPECIAL EVENTS IN LA, SB AND OC LINES ARE AT MAX CAPACITY AND CANT ACCOMODATE ANY MORE PASSENGERS DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS.— Metrolink (@Metrolink) January 21, 2017
ALERT: DUE TO SPECIAL EVENTS IN LA, AV LINE IS AT MAX CAPACITY AND CANT ACCOMODATE ANY MORE PASSENGERS DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS.— Metrolink (@Metrolink) January 21, 2017
You read that right: Orange County, San Bernardino, and Antelope Valley lines are all at maximum capacity as crowds of people descend on the L.A. Women's March.
Clearly, today's events and closures are a sign that democracy still works...and that the Los Angeles metropolitan area needs a more robust public transportation system. (You hear that L.A. Olympics planning commission?)