August 17, 2018 06:31 PM
Blue Line light rail riders experienced delays in Minneapolis Friday morning as the result of a mechanical issue.
Metro Transit spokesman Howie Padilla confirmed the incident occurred as a result of a light rail train jumping the tracks just outside the maintenance facility where train cars are entered into storage.
A crew was at the scene and used a hydraulic lift to place the train back on the tracks, Padilla said.
According to Metro Transit, Blue Line trains were back in service at all stations by about 7:45 a.m.
Update 7:45 AM: Blue Line trains are back in service at all stations. Thank you for your patience as we work to get trains back on schedule.— Metro Transit (@MetroTransitMN) August 17, 2018
Replacement buses had been serving riders between 38th Street and Cedar Avenue.
Good morning, Replacement buses are serving between 38th St and Cedar along the Blue Line due to a mechanical issue near Franklin Ave. Blue Line trains are experiencing delays. Trains are moving between MOA & 38th St and between Target Field & Cedar. Thank you for your patience.— Metro Transit (@MetroTransitMN) August 17, 2018
Replacement bus location maps for 38th St, Franklin, Lake, Cedar and US Bank stations are available at https://t.co/c5jVlc3Qld— Metro Transit (@MetroTransitMN) August 17, 2018
Updated: August 17, 2018 06:31 PM
Created: August 17, 2018 06:20 AM
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