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Red Line delays on Metro

Updated at 9:35 a.m.

Metro officials just tweeted that normal service has resumed on the Red Line.

Updated at 9:19 a.m.

Some riders reported delays of up to one hour in their Thursday morning commutes because of troubles on the Red Line.


Updated at 8:56 a.m.

Trains are no longer single-tracking between NoMa-Gallaudet and Judiciary Square. There are still delays in both directions, and platforms at stations remain crowded.

Metro officials said the problem, which was first reported at 5:40 a.m., was caused by a “fluid leak from a piece of track equipment resulting in slippery rail conditions and requiring clean up.”


Updated at 8:35 a.m.

Morning commuters continued to experience delays Thursday because of an early morning track problem on the Red Line outside Union Station.

Metro said it was still single-tracking trains between Judiciary Square and NoMa stations and had been doing so for nearly two hours.

Riders are having to deal with crowding on platforms and trains. Some riders reported delays of anywhere from 12 to 30 minutes in their commute.


Updated at 8:05 a.m.

Metro train operators are telling riders there are delays of up to 12 to 15 minutes on the Red Line as trains are single tracking.


Updated at 7:44 a.m.

Metro said trains on the Red Line are off-loading passengers at Farragut North so there are fewer trains waiting to go through the area of the subway where trains are sharing a track. Officials said this should reduce delays for riders.

A track problem outside Union Station is causing morning delays on Metro’s Red Line.

Trains are sharing a track between the Judiciary Square and Rhode Island Avenue stations, creating delays in both directions for riders.

Commuters should take alternative routes, and officials are advising them to use the Green Line, if possible.

The problem on the Red Line was reported at 5:40 a.m.

Metro said at 7:30 a.m. that some trains headed downtown from Shady Grove will offload at Farragut North. From there, customers can transfer for free to the Blue/Orange lines by walking from Farragut North station to Farragut West.



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



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