Delays on Metro’s Red Line resolved

Updated at 11:37 a.m.

Normal service has resumed outside the Farragut North stop after earlier delays.

Updated at 10:48 a.m.

Trains are no longer single-tracking on the Red Line after an earlier incident near Farragut North.

Updated at 9:35 a.m.

There’s another delay Thursday morning on Metro’s Red Line.

Trains are sharing a track between Farragut North and Dupont Circle because of a track problem outside of the Farragut North station.

Metro spokesman Dan Stessel said there is a “smoldering bolt” on the third rail of the track. He said the problem is similar to when there is an arcing insulator on the track, which involves a piece along the third rail gives off sparks or smoke.

There are delays in both directions. Metro said riders are experiencing delays between 15 and 20 minutes as of 9:30 a.m. Crews are on the scene and working to remove the damaged bolt.

 


Original post at 8:36 a.m.

Riders on Metro’s busy Red Line should expect delays Thursday morning.

There is a disabled train at the NoMa-Gallaudet station. It was not immediately clear how long the delays would last.

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