View Mobile Site
 

Ask the Expert

Signal Photos

 

L.A. County struggling to fix transit line flaw

Posted: July 12, 2012 12:40 p.m.
Updated: July 12, 2012 12:40 p.m.
 

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County transit authorities are struggling to fix a flaw in a commuter train track that increases the risk of derailments.

The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/N7rZsR) says Metropolitan Transportation Authority workerswelded extra metal on a junction of the Expo light-rail line south of downtown. But the weld — designed to fix an track alignment problem — has been redone several times because of frequent wear.

State regulators on Wednesday said the weld has broken twice since May. It will be re-welded Friday night. The repair will thicken a key part of the junction between the recently opened Expo line and the busy Blue Line that makes a sharp turn.

Officials say the problems have not endangered passengers or affected trains.

 

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

 

Comments

Commenting not available.
Commenting is not available.

 
 

Powered By
Morris Technology
Please wait ...