Riders on all five Metro lines encountered headaches on Thursday morning due to a variety of mechanical problems.
The first cropped up on the eastern side of the system: A disabled Blue Line train at Addison Road caused delays for riders heading toward Franconia.
About two hours later, a Red Line train offloaded riders at Friendship Heights due to a brake problem.
Another Red Line train with a brake problem soon followed, with riders offloaded at the Farragut North stop.
Bus riders aren’t immune to these commuting headaches. Metro also reports that NextBus system is having some problems: