“Flames on orange line tracks”

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A reader reports just after 8:30am:

“Flames and smoke on westbound orange line tracks between Ballston and East Falls Church. Crazy! I called 911 and they said that fire trucks were already on their way.”

Another reader writes:

“orange and silver trains holding due to “smoldering rail tie” between ballston and East falls church”

2 Comment

  • This was resolved pretty quickly–the train announcer said the problem had cleared up shortly after I got on an Orange Line train (a bit after 8:30, I guess). When my train pulled into E. Falls Church around 9am this morning, I did see what looked like charred pieces of railroad ties left between the two tracks, but no emergency crew or signs that anything of significance had just happened.

  • it’s sad how exciting this is!

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