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Scenes of a chaotic day at L’Enfant Plaza

Metro train riders are seen being shuttled on a Metrobus after commuters were evacuated from the L’Enfant Metro Station when smoke filled a Metro car on Wednesday. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)

Passengers affected by smoke at the L’Enfant Plaza station on Monday afternoon — which left one dead, injured others, trapped dozens in stifling train cars and snarled evening commutes for thousands — bore witness to the experience on social media.

They brought us glimpses inside the stuck train cars:

And the smoky station:

Every Metro line but the Red Line was affected by the hours-long closure of L’Enfant Plaza, meaning extremely crowded platforms at other stations.

Images from the smoke-filled train and rescues at L’Enfant Plaza station in 2015

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 12: Passengers react Monday afternoon as smoke filled a Metro train in a tunnel outside the L’Enfant Plaza Metro station. (Saleh Damiger)