Metrolink Train Derails at Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles

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A Metrolink train derailed a few hundred feet from Union Station in downtown Los Angeles late Tuesday afternoon but there were no apparent injuries, authorities said.

A train derailed at Union Station on Feb. 10, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)
A train derailed at Union Station on Feb. 10, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

The derailment occurred shortly before 5 p.m. in the area of Vignes and Bauchet streets, just north of the station and close to the Men’s Central Jail.

A Metrolink train was off track but upright, and there were no apparent injuries, the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Erik Scott said in alert email. Firefighters were called to the station at 4:55 p.m., Scott said.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Crystal Hernandez confirmed that authorities were working some kind of incident related to a train derailment.

Workers respond at Union Station, where a Metrolink train derailed on Feb. 10, 2015. (Credit: Dave Mecham / KTLA)
Workers respond at Union Station, where a Metrolink train derailed on Feb. 10, 2015. (Credit: Dave Mecham / KTLA)

The Ventura line 906 train, which travels between Burbank Airport and downtown L.A., went off the tracks about 4:40 p.m. as it was transferring from one track to another, Metrolink spokesman Scott Johnson said.

Two passenger cars went off the track, Johnson said.

About 100 passengers who were on board walked about 200 yards to the station, Johnson said.

Deputies and firefighters went from car to car, and passengers disembarked, video from Sky 5 showed.

One woman was taken off the train with the help of deputies and firefighters. It was not clear if the woman was in a wheelchair or if she had been hurt.

One woman was helped off a train that derailed at Union Station on Feb. 10, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)
One woman was helped off a train that derailed at Union Station on Feb. 10, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

After all passengers exited the train, Scott confirmed no one was injured.

Metrolink commuter trains to and from Union Station were expected to experience delays of 30 to 60 minutes, the agency said on Twitter.

The cause of the derailment was under investigation, Johnson said.

KTLA’s Scott Williams and Nidia Becerra Tijerino contributed to this article.

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