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Metro trains reach capacity, stranding some Women's March attendees

Long lines of people waiting to buy TAP cards at the Vermont/Sunset Red Line station.
Long lines of people waiting to buy TAP cards at the Vermont/Sunset Red Line station.
Taylor Orci
Long lines of people waiting to buy TAP cards at the Vermont/Sunset Red Line station.
The Culver City Expo Line station was crowded with people trying to head Downtown to the Women's March of Los Angeles.
Nick Stoffel


As thousands of people gathered in Downtown L.A. for the Women's March of Los Angeles, thousands more were left standing on Metro platforms and at bus stops as packed trains and buses rolled past.

https://twitter.com/metrolosangeles/status/822859105194938371

Metro added more cars to trains and more frequent service to respond to demand, said spokesperson Kim Upton. Lines persisted at stations throughout the city, as would-be passengers waited to board already packed trains and buy TAP cards.

https://twitter.com/sooboo/status/822866104724819968

Some riders boarded trains going in the opposite direction of Downtown in order to board a train before it reached capacity, according to social media reports.

https://twitter.com/missgray20/status/822866165550587904

For more updates from the Women's March of Los Angeles, click here.

This story has been updated.