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Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 03/23/2011

Woman struck by train at Rhode Island Ave. station

4:07 p.m. Update: Metro says the delays have been cleared. Is that what you are experiencing? Share a comment below.

3:45 p.m. Update: Trains continue to single-track between New York and Rhode Island Avenue stations after a woman was truck by a train this afternoon. Riders should expect delays to continue well into rush hour.

2:58 p.m. Update: Metro reports that the station has reopened. Trains are still single-tracking between New York Avenue and Rhode Island Avenue stations.

What are you experiencing on the Red Line this afternoon? Share your comments below.

2:55 p.m. Update: Emergency officials say a woman has been transported to a trauma center with “priority 1 ”injuries.”

2:53 p.m. Update: The station is temporarily closed. Trains are passing through the Rhode Island Avenue station without stopping.

2:50 p.m. Update: Emergency officials say the person has been removed from the tracks and is being examined by EMS personnel.

2:45 p.m. update: A “technical rescue” is underway, according to D.C. Fire /EMS officials.

Metro confirms that delays should extend well into rush hour.

Original post: Emergency crews are investigating reports of a person being struck by a train at Rhode Island Avenue station, according to D.C. and Metro officials. Trains are single-tracking between New York and Rhode Island Avenue stations, Metro said. The Rhode Island Avenue station remains open at this time.

Riders should expect delays at least on the eastern end of the Red Line for much of the afternoon. Past incidents of this type usually lead to delays of at least a couple of hours while officials rescue the person and investigate the incident.

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:39 PM ET, 03/23/2011

Categories:  Metro, Red Line

 
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