Updated at 8:50 a.m.
Trains are no longer sharing a track on Metro’s Red Line. But delays remain for riders on that line and several others after a rough morning of train, power and switch troubles.
Still riders had lengthy waits and rides to get around town this morning.
One rider simply gave up on her commute —
Updated at 8:39 a.m.
Metro said the delays on three rail lines — the Blue, Orange and Silver — are now only residual.
There was an earlier problem with a switch outside the Stadium-Armory stop.
Still, trains are sharing a track on the Red Line. And riders are experiencing a long, lengthy commute.
Riders had plenty to say —
Updated at 8:29 a.m.
Four Metro rail lines had troubles Monday morning, causing lengthy delays for thousands of commuters.
Trains shared a track on the Red Line between the Van Ness and Friendship Heights because of a power problem. And on the Blue, Orange and Silver lines there was a switch problem near the Stadium-Armory station and then a broken down train at the Foggy Bottom stop.
Riders reported long lines at stops in Virginia for Uber services. And normal commutes of 10 to 15 minutes were taking at least twice as long.
Riders shared —
Updated at 8:15 a.m.
Metro’s Red Line trains are now sharing a track between the Friendship Heights and Van Ness stops. There is a power problem at the Friendship Heights stop.
It is not clear how long the delays, which are in both directions of the line, will last.
Plus there were problems on the Orange, Blue and Silver lines. There’s a broken down train outside the Foggy Bottom stop.
Riders weren’t pleased —
Updated at 8:08 a.m.
Metro’s Red Line is a mess, as the transit agency’s busy line is having power troubles.
In Twitter messages, Metro said there are delays in both directions due to power problems that are causing an “intermittent loss of third rail power” between the Friendship Heights and Tenleytown stops.
It is not clear how long it will take to fix the problem.
Plus, there are troubles on other lines.
Riders shared —
Updated at 7:47 a.m.
Metro is experiencing delays on four of its rail lines, including the Red, Blue, Silver and Orange.
The latest problem is on the Red Line where there are delays in both directions because of an earlier power problem outside the Friendship Heights stop.
And there are delays on the Blue, Orange and Silver lines because of a switch problem outside the Stadium-Armory station. And the Orange Line has delays because of the congestion from the Blue and Silver lines.
And a Twitter message from Metro’s rail operations said a train on the Blue Line near the Foggy Bottom stop was having brake troubles. A crew was coming.
Riders shared —
Updated at 6:58 a.m.
Now Metro’s Orange Line is having delays because of congestion due to the delays on the system’s Blue and Silver lines. The delays on the Orange Line are in the direction of Vienna.
It is not clear how long they will last.
Original post at 6:40 a.m.
Riders on Metro’s Blue and Silver lines should expect delays.
There is a problem with a switch outside the Stadium-Armory stop.
The delays are in the direction of the Franconia and Wiehle-Reston East stops. It is not clear how long they will last.