Normal service has resumed on Metro’s Red Line after a train broke down at the Woodley Park station, the transit agency says.
Red Line trains were delayed for more than an hour due to the disabled train, which resulted in single-tracking between Dupont Circle and Van Ness stations during the height of Tuesday’s rush hour.
The disabled train was cleared from the tracks by 8:30 a.m., but residual delays and crowding created a difficult commute for many riders.
Ironically metro has made me late to a transportation conference. Single tracking on @wmata red line
— Ryan Holeywell (@RyanHoleywell) September 24, 2013
Headlines today “Red Line single tracking” & “I-95 blocked”…. Reminds me why I’m glad I commute by bike
— joshuabeatty (@joshuabeatty) September 24, 2013
Sigh. Redline. Avoid. Full train holding at union station. Disabled train messing up whole redline.
— Courtney D (@EatPrayRunDC) September 24, 2013
— Matt Berman (@bermanmatt) September 24, 2013
Even when I try to get into work early, I am foiled by the Red Line. On the slowest bus ever. #cranky
— Ally Jenkins (@AllyJenkinsDC) September 24, 2013
I always seem to be stuck on the broken/disables trains on the red line. @unsuckdcmetro
— Alison Moser (@AlisonParsells) September 24, 2013
Nothing inspires confidence like “major delays” announced by red line operator as you’re boarding the train @unsuckdcmetro
— Anna Coffey (@ahcoffey) September 24, 2013