Red Line Blues Vol. 74 “cracked rail outside Friendship Heights. Red Line trains continue single tracking.”

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Chad emails us at 7:30am: “Going to be a long commute”

From WMATA:

“Red Line: Single tracking btwn Medical Center & Van Ness due to a track problem outside Friendship Heights. Delays in both directions.

Red Line: Outbound trains are bypassing Tenleytown, Bethesda & Friendship Heights to reduce single tracking delays. Use inbound trains.

Red Line: Single tracking btwn Friendship Heights & Van Ness due to a track problem outside Friendship Heights. Delays in both directions.

Personnel on scene to repair cracked rail outside Friendship Heights. Red Line trains continue single tracking. 8:17a
#wmata”

Red Line trains continue single tracking between Van Ness and Friendship Heights. Outbound trains are bypassing Tenleytown. 8:30a #wmata”

5 Comment

  • Even though I get about 10 red line alerts a day on my phone, I somehow missed this one and had one of my worst commutes to date.

    • How are you receiving alerts? Through MetroAlerts texts/emails? I’m not subscribed but I realize now that I should. I wonder if there are any good apps for the same purpose.

      • If you go to the wmata website, rider tools/e-alerts, you can choose to get alerts via text or email for your choice of lines.

  • I didn’t see one either–this added 30-40 minutes to my commute but at least the long station stops meant I could take care of work stuff on my phone.

  • One of my longest commutes in recent memory, though, it did allow me the time to knit almost an entire carseat blanket (until I ran out of yarn, that is).

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