Women’s March creates jams, station closures on LA train system

Officials shared that skipping stations is required by law under high-capacity situations. #UnionStation is CLOSED. 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. Please follow announcements and use entire platform to board. pic.twitter.com/bvilhyMWWz— Metro (@metrolosangeles) January 21, 2017 Metro officials announced on Twitter additional trains would be added to the Red, Blue and Gold lines. #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. RIDER ALERT: Additional trains added on Red, Blue and Gold Lines. 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.Union Station in downtown Los Angeles was closed Saturday night because of the large crowds. 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. See https://t.co/Cl2vnRpeuA for details. Trains are currently at capacity. #SilverStreak buses cannot enter #DTLA. Buses are also unable to enter the downtown area, transit officials said.