“walk through the Metro tunnel to the Petworth station.”


Thanks to Kevin for sharing:

“I was on the train traveling between the Columbia Heights and Petworth. The power went out and we had to walk through the tunnel to the Petworth station. The evacuation took about two hours.”

Power has been restored and metro tweets this morning…:

“As of 8am, Metrorail ridership is a bit LIGHTER than a typical weekday. Down ~14% vs same time last Wed. 109K trips taken so far. #wmata”


Another reader sends more photos:

“My wife was on the train. Her take: “Firemen evacuated my Green Line train. Excellent response and handled better than I expected. Plus got to see metro’s guts” She says the train was about 700 feet from the platform (she saw a “700 ft to station” marker).”


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  • justinbc

    I was actually contemplating a job offer that had me taking Metro again every day instead of my usual bus or bike. Glad I turned that down.

  • Ashy Oldlady

    The Red Line was emptier than usual this morning.

  • Pope and Yom Kippur.

  • I honestly think it would be kind of cool to hike a Metro tunnel. I’d just rather not do it in business attire trying to get home after sitting on a dark train for over an hour!

  • I was on car 5. The train wsn’t crowded, and it was a lucky break. Great people. Car behind us was uproarious with laughter. More good peeps. Guy on our car put together a soundtrack for us: emotional rescue, boots were made for walking, help, and take the long way home. Don’t want to do it again, but thankful for my fellow passengers.

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