Red Line riders slowed by cracked rail near Bethesda

December 13, 2012

Update: 3:42 p.m.

Metro reports that normal Red Line service is resuming on both tracks near Bethesda. The earlier single-tracking was cleared up and the issue involving the cracked rail appears to be resolved. Watch for some lingering delays. 

Original Post:

Red Line riders were encountering delays Thursday afternoon due to a cracked rail near Bethesda, according to Metro. Trains are single-tracking between Friendship Heights and Medical Center as a result of the cracked rail. 

Metro expects that the situation will be resolved before the evening commute, said Caroline Lukas, a spokeswoman for the transit agency.

The single-tracking and ensuing delays have been impacting riders for several hours. The cracked rail began slowing riders since shortly before 11 a.m., Lukas said. 

Mark Berman is a reporter on the National staff. He runs Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and developing stories from around the country.
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