Metro's Purple and Red Lines Shut Down Indefinitely

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A mechanical issue forced the indefinite interruption of service Sunday on Metro's Purple and Red Lines, authorities said.

The disruption was reported at about 7 a.m., Metro's Jose Ubaldo told City News Service.

"Metro has implemented a bus shuttle service between Union Station and North Hollywood and Wilshire/Western Stations," Ubaldo said. Only two trains are currently able to operate on the line.

Ubaldo said staff are working to resolve the problem and will provide additional updates when available.

Metro is recommending Purple Line riders use available bus services on Wilshire Boulevard as an alternative, and should expect delays until further notice.

At about 5:15 a.m. Sunday, Metro reported that a disabled Red Line train was stuck in the tunnel between the Wilshire/Vermont and Vermont/Beverly stations. Firefighters were dispatched to the scene to assist with the removal of passengers from the disabled train to a platform.

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