Past Red Line Blues
Yesterday it was the Orange and Blue and Today’s Rush Hour mess features the Red Line – from WMATA:
“Metro is advising Red Line customers to expect delays during today’s afternoon rush hour and into the evening due to two unrelated service issues where trains are single tracking:
Due to defective rail fasteners in the area of Dupont Circle, all Red Line trains are sharing a single track between Farragut North and Dupont Circle stations. The issue was detected during a routine track inspection. Repairs are expected to take several hours.
Due to a cracked rail in the area of Grosvenor, all Red Line trains are sharing a single track between Medical Center and Grosvenor stations. Metro crews are currently bringing a crane to the site to replace a 39-foot section of rail.
Customers on the Red Line may experience significantly longer waits and crowding on platforms and trains.
Red Line trains may hold for extended periods of time as trains are running through single track zones in the opposite direction.
Customers on the east side of the Red Line may consider the Green Line as an alternate between Gallery Place and Fort Totten.”