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Gold Line trains at reduced speeds after lightning damage, power losses [Updated]

December 22, 2010 |  4:43 pm

Gold Line trains were running at reduced speeds Monday afternoon after power was knocked out on one of the tracks and lightning strikes caused damage, officials said.

Delays were reported on the Eastside section of the line because of damage caused by lightning, the MTA said. Shuttle buses were running between the Maravilla and and Mariachi Plaza stations.

[Updated 6:04 p.m. Power has been restored and trains are back to normal service between Mariachi Plaza and Maravilla stations, the MTA said.

A previous version of this report said lower speeds were in effect between the Southwest Museum and Mission stations on the L.A.-to-Pasadena portion of the line. Trains on that section of the line were not running at lower speeds, the MTA said.]

-- Robert J. Lopez