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After Metrolink derailment, trains back on schedule

File photo: A Metrolink locomotive engineer checks his train before departing downtown Los Angeles. A Metrolink commuter train derailed Tuesday afternoon, but none of its 100 passengers were hurt. Twenty other trains were delayed.
File photo: A Metrolink locomotive engineer checks his train before departing downtown Los Angeles. A Metrolink commuter train derailed Tuesday afternoon, but none of its 100 passengers were hurt. Twenty other trains were delayed.
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A Metrolink commuter train derailed Tuesday afternoon, but none of its 100 passengers were hurt. The train was just short of Union Station in downtown LA when it went off the tracks, although it stayed upright.  

Metrolink spokesman Scott Johnson says the train was trying to switch tracks.

"In general, whether it be a freight train or a passenger train, as a train transfers from one set of tracks to another, it goes through what's called a switch  and at times the wheels simply slide off. And is appears to what had occurred," Johnson told KPCC.

Twenty other trains were delayed. Metrolink says trains are running on or near schedule this morning — updates are on its website.​