Updated at 8:53 a.m.
An insulator on a Metro rail track on the Red Line caused delays Friday morning for riders, officials said.
In a Twitter message, Pete Piringer — a spokesman for Montgomery County Fire, said the situation was “under control” and that there were no injuries.
Earlier in the morning, the situation had started as a report of a possible fire on the tracks but after crews got on the scene they figured out it was a troubled insulator.
But there are delays for riders. Trains are sharing a track between the Grosvenor and Medical Center stops.
Updated at 8:47 a.m.
A Montgomery County Fire department official said no fire was found after an earlier report along the Red Line outside the Medical Center stop. But trains on the line continue to share a track and riders should expect delays.
Update - Medical Center Metro, Report of smoke in tunnel, no smoke visible at platform or in tunnel (exhaust fans on), train in tunnel has moved on to Grosvenor, no fire or medical emergency, WMATA Emergency response team (ERT) on the scene pic.twitter.com/4mRthXGOAk— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) January 12, 2018
Trains are sharing a track between the Grosvenor and Medical Center stops. It is not clear how long the delays, which are in both directions of the line, will last.
Updated at 8:26 a.m.
Metro said trains on its Red Line are sharing a track because of a possible fire on the track outside the Medical Center stop. It is not clear how long the delays will last.
Red Line: Single tracking btwn Grosvenor & Medical Center due to a track problem outside Medical Center. Delays in both directions.— Metrorail Info (@Metrorailinfo) January 12, 2018
Riders shared —
Original post at 8:25 a.m.
Riders on Metro’s Red Line should expect delays for Friday morning’s commute because of a possible fire on the track outside the Medical Center stop.
Medical Center Metro, 8800blk Rockville Pike, FFs investigating unknown fire on track,— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) January 12, 2018
Red Line: Expect delays in both directions due to a track problem outside Medical Center.— Metrorail Info (@Metrorailinfo) January 12, 2018
It is not clear how long the delays will last.