Problems on Blue and Orange lines resolved

December 27, 2013

Updated at 7:05 a.m.

Normal service is back on Metro’s Orange Line after earlier problems.

Updated at 7:02 a.m.

Trains are no longer sharing a track between Van Dorn Street and Franconia- Springfield. But riders should expect delays to continue in both directions on the Blue Line.

Updated at 6:38 a.m.

Other problems cropped up Friday on Metro’s Blue and Orange lines, causing  delays.

The Orange Line to Vienna was experiencing delays due to a disabled train at Deanwood.

There are also delays on the Blue Line because of a disabled train outside Franconia. Trains are sharing a track on that line between Van Dorn Street and Franconia.

It is the second set of issues Friday for commuters on these two lines.

Updated at 6:20 a.m.

Normal service has resumed at Federal Triangle after an earlier issue.

Original post at 5:58 a.m.

Riders on Metro’s Blue and Orange lines should expect delays Friday morning because of a disabled train at Federal Triangle.

Trains are delayed heading in the direction of Vienna and Franconia.

Dana Hedgpeth is the Washington Post’s lead reporter in covering the Metro rail and bus systems in the D.C. region and the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) that runs them.
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