Blue, Orange lines delayed after man struck by train

April 14, 2013

Blue and Orange Line trains are delayed after a man climbed in front of a train at Rosslyn on Sunday morning.

The adult man got in front of a Blue Line train at about 10:30 a.m., according to Metro spokesman Dan Stessel. The man struck by the train is being taken to a hospital for treatment, but his injuries are not  considered life-threatening. The train operator saw him coming off the platform and applied emergency brakes.

Blue Line trains were single-tracking between Arlington Cemetery and Foggy Bottom and Orange Line trains were single-tracking between Clarendon and Foggy Bottom for about an hour after this incident.

Trains resumed normal operations on both tracks at 11:43 a.m., with some residual delays expected.

This post has been updated.

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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