Earlier delay on Metro’s Red Line resolved

Updated at 9:21 a.m.

Metro said normal service has resumed on the Red Line after an earlier incident where a passenger aboard a train had a seizure.

Updated at 8:48 a.m.

Metro spokesman Dan Stessel said the person who experienced a seizure aboard a Red Line train earlier Thursday morning was transported to a local hospital and was “conscious and breathing when transported off the system.”

Updated at 8:34 a.m.

Metro said a passenger experienced a seizure Thursday morning aboard a Red Line train at the Medical Center station.

Medical personnel responded and helped the rider off the train, according to Metro spokesman Dan Stessel. The condition of the person was not immediately known.

Stessel said “only two or three trains” were sharing a track for about 10 minutes. He said “delays were not severe.”

Updated 8:18 a.m.

Trains are no longer sharing a track on Metro’s Red Line.

There are still residual delays along the busy line due to an earlier issue where a customer became sick aboard a train at the Medical Center stop.

Trains were sharing a track between the Grosvenor and Medical Center stations.

Original 8:11 a.m.

Metro said riders should expect delays Thursday morning on its Red Line.

There is a sick customer aboard a train at the Medical Center station. The delays are in both directions on the busy line.

Trains are sharing a track between Grosvenor and Medical Center stops.

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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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