Updated at 9:00 a.m.

Trains are no longer sharing a track on the Red Line but delays remain, Metro said.

Wednesday morning’s troubles on the Red Line came after days of problems for the busy rail line, which is the oldest in the system.

Updated at 8:58 a.m.

Metro officials said crews were inspecting the Red Line tracks near Friendship Heights after an earlier incident with an arcing insulator and it was beginning to resume its service on both tracks soon.

Updated at 8:33 a.m.

Firefighters in the District said there was light smoke in the track area of the Friendship Heights Metro stop Wednesday morning after they found an arcing insulator. No one was reportedly  injured but the station was briefly evacuated, they said, for safety reasons, according to Oscar Mendez, a D.C. Fire department spokesman.


He said firefighters arrived around 7:59 a.m. and the station was reopened around 8:25 a.m.

Metro said in a Twitter message that trains headed outbound on the Red Line are not stopping at the Bethesda stop. Riders are advised to use inbound trains for that stop.

Riders weren’t pleased —

Updated at 8:07 a.m.

Trains are sharing a track on Metro’s Red Line between the Medical Center and Friendship Heights stops. There are delays in both directions of the rail line.

Firefighters are investigating a possible arcing insulator at the Friendship Heights station.

Updated at 7:52 a.m.

The elevator at Metro’s Medical Center stop is reportedly fixed but Red Line riders may face delays because of a problem with a track outside the Friendship Heights.

It is not clear how long the delays will last.

Updated at 7:51 a.m.

Metro said power has been restored on elevators at the Medical Center stop.

Original post at 7:39 a.m.

Firefighters in Montgomery County said some Metro riders were stuck on an elevator at the Medical Center stop after a power outage. No one was injured.

It was not immediately clear what caused the power cut.