Wednesday morning on Metro: Sign issues, Orange Line problem resolved


Riders tried to board at Ballston station. (Tim Richardson – Washington Post)

Updated at 9:10 a.m.

Metro said normal service has resumed on the Orange Line outside of the East Falls Church station.

Updated at 8:28 a.m.

Metro said trains are no longer sharing a track on its Orange Line after an earlier problem. But riders should expect delays to continue in both directions.

Original post at 8:22 a.m.

Metro warned Wednesday morning that its Orange Line riders would see delays in both directions, as trains share a track between the East Falls Church and Ballston stations.

For passengers at the Ballston stop, the next trains would be arriving on the Vienna side of the track. The problem is a disabled train outside of the East Falls Church stop.

Metro said its rail system was also having troubles with signs that predict when trains are coming to stations.

A tweet from the transit agency said they were “working to resolve this as quickly as possible.”

The Orange Line of the system is also experiencing residual delays at the New Carrollton station because of an earlier train malfunction at the East Falls Church stop.

Some riders expressed their frustrations on Twitter of the morning Metro delays:

 

 

 

 

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Dana Hedgpeth is a Post reporter, working the early morning, reporting on traffic, crime and other local issues.
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