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Runaway Gold Line Test Train Safely Stops

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Earlier this week, a Gold Line train was being pulled out of the Boyle Heights tunnel by a truck for testing on the new tracks when a coupling device between the train and truck broke sending the train back into the tunnel with an operator on board. Luckily, no was hurt and the train stopped somehow in the tunnel. "If the train had kept going, it would have exited the tunnel in the middle of 1st Street on the east side of the Los Angeles River," reported the LA Times. The Gold Line Eastside Extension is expected to open this summer.