Red Line delays after person struck by train at Bethesda

June 3, 2014

Update 5:50 p.m.: Metrorail service has resumed at the Red Line’s Bethesda Station but trains were single-tracking, resulting in delays of 15 to 20 minutes, after an unidentified man was hit by a train at the station, a Metro spokesman said.

Philip Stewart said the man, who was hit by an inbound train shortly before 5 p.m., was “conscious and breathing” when an ambulance crew took him to a hospital. Stewart said transit police were reviewing video of the incident to determine whether the man was on the tracks intentionally or by accident.

For a brief period after the incident, trains were bypassing the station. Stewart said service has been restored but that trains were single-tracking between the Medical Center and Friendship Heights stations.

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Update: 5:40 p.m: Metro says Trains are now bypassing Bethesda Station in both directions. A bus shuttle has been requested.

Metro says Red Line riders should expect delays after a person was struck by a train at the Bethesda station. Trains single-tracking between Medical Center and Friendship Heights.

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