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Some Metrolink passengers bused after freight train derailment

September 27, 2011
  • Metrolink passengers board a bus bound for Sylmar and Santa Clarita at the Burbank station on Tuesday, September 27, 2011. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)
Metrolink passengers board a bus bound for Sylmar and…

A train derailment in Pacoima was forcing Metrolink to use buses Tuesday morning instead of some trains between Burbank and the high desert, an agency spokeswoman said.

The derailed freight train on northbound Union Pacific tracks, which Metrolink uses, still had not been moved after its derailment Monday night, officials said. No injuries were reported in the incident.

Early southbound morning commute trains from Lancaster to Union Station would experience 10- to 15-minute delays, said Laura Magness, a Metrolink spokeswoman.

However, two trains leaving Union Station for the high desert will be stopped in Burbank and passengers will be loaded onto buses, which will make all the stops the train would normally make, she said.

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