Metro Joins Earthquake Drill Tomorrow

Metro has sent out a system service alert that may affect your late-morning commute this Thursday, November 13.

Metro Rail will be participating in “The Great Southern California ShakeOut.” This is a region-wide multi-agency exercise simulating a magnitude 7.8 earthquake on the San Andreas Fault. At approximately 10:00am, trains will reduce speeds on all Metro Rail lines throughout the system so maintenance personnel can simulate inspections on track and other rail infrastructure.

It is anticipated that inspections of the entire Rail System should be completed by approximately 11:00am. Over the course of this one hour period, trains may run at minimum operating speeds, depending on the location of the train and the exact time. All passengers riding during this time period should expect delays and plan accordingly.

Metro apologizes for any inconvenience to our passengers during this exercise. For more information on “The Great Southern California ShakeOut”, visit the website at

Thanks, Metro!