There were no immediate reports of injuries or a hazmat situation in the five-car derailment, which occurred shortly before 4:30 a.m. near the intersection of Main and Lamar streets. The train cars, two of which are for automotive transport, remained upright after the crash.
Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters responded to the scene, near a UPS facility just north of Union Station.
Metrolink and Metro Gold Line service were not affected by the incident, according to the agencies.
Hello, Metrolink service is not impacted at this time. We will post updates if we come across train delays. ^DH— Metrolink (@Metrolink) October 13, 2017
The cause of the derailment was unknown.
DEVELOPING: More details will be added to this report as they become available.