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Metro Blue Line back on track after morning delays

Metro blue line in feb 2012
Metro's Blue Line was delayed Thursday morning because of emergency repairs on the overhead power system.

The repairs between 7th and Washington street stations started about 7:15 a.m. and continued for 45 minutes. A Blue Line train also broke down about 7:20 and had to be towed, according to Metro officials.

The trains are back running as normal.

Metro officials said there have been other problems recently with the system that carries electricity to the trains.

The Blue Line was hobbled Feb. 23 by a power outage at its main yard, causing up to two hours of delays and angering commuters.

And this week, it's been a particularly rough time for Blue Line commuters. Several equipment problems forced the trains to share one track, adding significant delays to the afternoon commute on Monday. And on Tuesday, a traffic accident interrupted the afternoon commute.

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Photo: Morning commuters wait for a train at Pico station in Los Angeles as the Blue Line is hobbled by a power outage at its main yard Feb. 23, causing up to two hours of delays for passengers and angering commuters. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times.

 
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