Women’s March creates jams on LA transit system

#SilverStreak buses cannot enter #DTLA. But a Metro spokesperson disputed earlier reports that Union Station had been closed because of the crowds. Thank you for your patience, staff is working to adjust service to help you reach your destination pic.twitter.com/gEGfXo1TGA— Metro Rider Alerts (@metrolaalerts) January 21, 2017 Rosa Parks and Unions station were also heavily impacted, leading to Metro skipping them, as well as other packed stations, due to reaching capacity. See https://t.co/Cl2vnRpeuA for details. Metro officials announced on Twitter additional trains would be added to the Red, Blue and Gold lines. #UnionStation is CLOSED. pic.twitter.com/bvilhyMWWz— Metro (@metrolosangeles) January 21, 2017 RIDER ALERT: Additional trains added on Red, Blue and Gold Lines. Officials shared that skipping stations is required by law under high-capacity situations. Please follow announcements and use entire platform to board. #WomensMarchLA— Foothill Transit (@FoothillTransit) January 22, 2017 Extra trains and security had been added in preparation for the march, officials said, but crowds of over 100,000 activists proved to be too much for Metro, particularly at the North Hollywood and Universal City Red Line stations. LA subway is totally overwhelmed with protesters. NORTH HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Hundreds of people were stranded on Metro platforms, unable to squeeze onto flooded trains during the Women’s March Los Angeles on Saturday.Some buses were unable to enter the downtown area, transit officials said. Trains are currently at capacity. pic.twitter.com/8yAWouPzZB— Keith Wagstaff (@Kwagstaff) January 21, 2017 Some travelers on the Westside were waiting hours to buy TAP cards and board the trains as Metro officials said they were doing all they could to accommodate passengers.At about 11 a.m.