Rail

Officials want inspection of new L.A. Metro rail

Posted on May 23, 2012

LOS ANGELES — California safety regulators discovered a critical design flaw in the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (Metro) newest light rail line that could increase the risk of train derailments, CBS Los Angeles reported. Officials want Metro to re-inspect a key stretch of the Expo Line that runs through downtown Los Angeles. Riders have reported an audible scraping noise that can be heard as the train makes a 190-degree turn.

A Metro spokesperson denied that the Expo Line is unsafe and told CBS Los Angeles that Metro already worked to address any design concerns. For the full story, click here.


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