LOS ANGELES – The sudden downpour and flash floods that affected Metrolink’s Antelope Valley Line service Thursday night will continue to cause train delays and cancellations Friday morning. The flash floods, which washed out roads and caused mudslides, also washed out tracks between Metrolink’s Via Princessa and Vincent Grade/Acton stations.
On Friday morning, Antelope Valley Line trains 200 and 202 between Lancaster and Los Union Station have been canceled.
The first train to operate will be Antelope Valley Line train 204, departing Lancaster at 5:19 a.m. Metrolink will also operate Antelope Valley Line train 285, which makes limited stops between Palmdale and Union Station.
Friday’s schedule is subject to change and is dependent on the railroad tracks being repaired overnight between the Via Princessa and Vincent Grade/Acton stations. Due to the track repairs, trains that do operate will likely proceed at reduced speeds, which will lead to delays.
Passengers are encouraged to check for service updates at www.metrolinktrains.com or follow @MetrolinkAV on Twitter.
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Metrolink is Southern California's regional commuter rail service in its 24th year of operation. Metrolink is governed by The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), a joint powers authority made up of an 11-member board representing the transportation commissions of Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. Metrolink operates seven routes through a six-county, 538 route-mile network. Metrolink’s passengers travel approximately 441 million miles each year, making Metrolink the second busiest public transportation provider in Southern California. Metrolink is the third largest commuter rail agency in the United States based on directional route miles and the eighth largest based on annual ridership.