Green Line using buses from Downtown East and Raymond

An electrical problem is causing delays on the Green Line this afternoon, Metro Transit officials said.

The agency is replacing train service with buses between the Downtown East and Raymond Avenue light rail stops.

The problem is a broken pantograph, which connects the train to the overhead power lines, according to Metro Transit spokesman Bruce Howard.

“That train was stuck at Washington and Church,” Howard said. “And we had some people who we had to evacuate off of that vehicle. We’re powering down the system right around that area so we can fix it.”

Howard said trains are still operating in both directions in downtown Minneapolis and east of Raymond Avenue in St. Paul.