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Disabled train cripples morning commute on Silver

Author: Sienna Haynes
by Sienna Haynes
Posted: May 10, 2016

Blue and Orange lines have delays up to 25 minutes.

  • Red Line has delays in both directions because of track work between Friendship Heights and Medical Center stops.
  • Orange Line sharing a track between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly.
  • Blue Line sharing a track between Stadium-Armory and Addison Road.
  • Silver Line operating between Wiehle-Reston East and Clarendon.

Updated at 10:31 a.m.

There continue to be delays on Metro’s Red Line as crews need to fix a track problem near the Bethesda stop, officials said. They warned that trains would continue to share a track in the midday hours and are operating at reduced speeds outside the station.

There also remains an issue on Metro’s Silver Line as trains are running only between Wiehle-Reston East and Ballston stations. There is a disabled train outside the Stadium-Armory station.

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Updated at 9 a.m.

The disabled train causing significant delays on the Blue and Orange lines around the Stadium Armory station has still not been removed. Delays still remain at about 25 minutes, according to Metro spokesman Richard Jordan.

The Red Line delays—which were up to about 45 minutes at the height of rush hour—seem to have eased up, but delays still persist.

Updated at 8:05 a.m.

Delays persist on Metro this Monday morning. The disabled Metro causing delays on the Blue and Orange around Stadium Armory has not yet been moved, according to Metro spokesman Richard Jordan.

Jordan said Metro was conducting tracks tests around the station at 4:30 a.m. Monday morning when the train became disabled. There were no passengers in the train at the time. He said there is no time estimate as to when that train will be moved, and until it is, there will be delays.

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Updated at 7:27 a.m.

Metro riders on the Red, Blue and Orange lines should expect delays of up to 25 minutes Monday morning, the transit agency said.

There is a problem on the Red Line that is mainly in the direction of the Glenmont station. That was due to an earlier switch problem at the Friendship Heights stop and trains that had troubles earlier in the morning.


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Metro also continues to have delays on the Silver, Blue and Orange lines. Riders on the Blue and Orange lines should expect delays of up to 25 minutes, Metro said.

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