Update: MTS Blue Line resumes normal schedule

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — 5/17/2016 — Trolley service between downtown San Diego and San Ysidro resumed normal operations Tuesday morning following a day of delays caused by inoperative signals along a several miles of tracks.

The roughly 20-minute lag times Monday were due to "signal improvement work which was not completed by a contractor over the weekend,” and forced the trams to slow down in the affected area, Metropolitan Transit System spokesman Rob Schupp said.

MTS announced via Twitter shortly before 7 a.m. today that normal Blue Line trolley service had resumed.

5/16/2016 — Commuters using the UC San Diego Blue Line trolley in San Diego can expect up to thirty-minute delays Monday.

The Blue Line from San Ysidro to downtown San Diego is expecting delays anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes for the entirety of Monday because  signals are not operating along a 2-mile stretch of tracks. 

The Blue Line had scheduled temporary closures over the weekend between Iris Avenue and E Street to improve signals, but because a contractor failed to restore the signals over the weekend, delays are expected for Monday, Metropolitan Transit System spokesman Rob Schupp said.  

Schupp said signal repairs are expected to be completed sometime Monday night.

MTS is encouraging passengers to use other methods of transportation. Previously, MTS had earlier stated delays could be anywhere from 40 to 60 minutes. 

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