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An Orange Line trolley incurred a mechanical problem at about 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 19. The trolley lost power from its overhead electrical source as it was coming into the One America Plaza station.

The trolley came to a stop at Kettner Boulevard and Broadway, blocking street traffic. Several minutes later, cars and other vehicles on Kettner began making U-turns, seeking alternate routes.

A female security guard at the Santa Fe Depot said, “I heard something that sounded like an explosion, and I looked up and saw sparks flying from the wires overhead.”

Employees from the Metropolitan Transit System had the problem fixed within about 15 minutes, and by 6:25 p.m. the trolley was on its way. Several Coaster passengers complained to an Amtrak ticket clerk about missing the 6:21 p.m. Coaster because of the delay.

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Microsoft92114 Nov. 22, 2009 @ 4:41 p.m.

Thanks for the story on how quick the response is by MTS. Please help our Finest City environment stay clean by promoting more mass transportation instead of cutting services. Write your government leaders and news editors.


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