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Power outage shuts down light rail

PHOENIX — Phoenix transit officials say light rail trains are moving again
after a power outage affected the entire line Thursday.

The outage happened around 1:15 p.m., bringing the trains that run between
Phoenix, Mesa and Tempe to a standstill. Within 45 minutes, the Metro Valley
Public Transportation Agency said minimal power was being restored as workers
reset the line’s substations.

It’s not immediately clear what caused the outage.

Authorities were asking riders to bear with transit workers and train operators
as they brought the system back on line.

In operation since 2008, the light rail has an average of 45,000 boardings a


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