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LA commuters face Expo Line delays after pedestrian death

Members of the Metro board of directors take a sneak peek ride from the Culver City to Downtown Santa Monica Stations on the new Expo Line extension on Monday morning, May 9, 2016. The line opens to the public on May 20.
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An Expo Line train is seen during a sneak peek ride from Culver City to downtown Santa Monica in this May 2016 file photo. Metro said the line was closed between the Western and Crenshaw stations after a pedestrian was killed on the tracks Monday morning.

Metro riders are being shuttled around a closure on the Expo Line in Los Angeles after a pedestrian was struck and killed late Monday morning.

Rail service was suspended between the Crenshaw and Western stations starting at about 11 a.m., Metro spokesman Paul Gonzales told KPCC.

Gonzales said Los Angeles police are investigating the incident as a suicide.

He said it was unclear how long the investigation would take but but hoped service would be restored by the afternoon commute.

The tracks are currently closed at Arlington Avenue, and Metro is using four buses to transport riders back and forth, Gonzales said.

He also said it’s safe to assume riders should allow themselves at least 20 minutes more than what their commute would normally take.