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Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 01/06/2012

Woman struck and killed by Metro train

10:05 A.M. Update:

Normal two-track operation is being restored at Van Dorn Street station. The on-scene investigation of this morning’s accident has concluded, but riders should expect residual delays to continue, according to Metro.

9:40 A.M. Update:

Metro has identified the person struck and killed by a train as an adult woman.

8:50 A.M. Update:

The person who was struck by a Metro train earlier this morning at the Van Dorn Street station has died, according to Metro. The train is being moved from the scene at 8:49 a.m.

8:45 A.M. Update:

Blue Line trains continue to single track between Franconia and Van Dorn Street. Expect delays to continue.

8:10 A.M. Update:

The person was struck by a Blue Line train at the Van Dorn Street station at about 7:15 a.m., according to Metro.

Blue Line riders should expect delays in both directions as trains continue to single track through Van Dorn Street. To try and ease congestion in this area, every other Blue Line train will run to and from Huntington. But you should expect crowding at Franconia-Springfield and Van Dorn Street.

7:55 A.M. Update:

It appears that this was intentional, according to Metro. They had no additional information yet about what happened. Stay with Dr. Gridlock and we’ll update you as soon as we know something.

Original Post:

Blue Line trains are single-tracking between the Franconia and Van Dorn Street stations after a person was struck by a train at Van Dorn Street. Expect to encounter delays.

A 61-year-old man was hit by a Blue Line train at Metro Center late Wednesday night. There were 13 people struck by Metro trains last year. (Note: This sentence originally read “13 passengers,” but we have updated it to “13 people.”)

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