Metro delays on busy Red Line

Updated at 9:33 a.m.

The Red Line is back to normal service. Riders experienced some delays due to an earlier problem.

Metro spokesman Dan Stessel said the delays were less than five minutes.

Original post at 7:29 a.m.

Metro said riders on its busy Red Line should expect delays in both directions Thursday morning.

The delays are the result of a switch problem at the Fort Totten station.

Metro has had several problems over the last few weeks in running its trains and buses on time. Metro officials said the extreme cold weather is to blame for some of the operational difficulties.

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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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