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Massive Metro Delays on Red Line

by Prince Of Petworth January 16, 2013 at 9:03 am 33 Comments


Photo of Chinatown at 8:40am by PoPville reader LR

From WMATA:

Update 8:35 a.m. — Metro has restored normal two-track operations on the Red Line between Farragut North and Union Station. Trains are no longer single tracking. Customers should expect delays to continue for about 45 minutes as Metro restores normal service.

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Update 8:22 a.m. — Red Line trains continue to single track between Union Station and Farragut North. Work crews are beginning the clearing process. Expect delays to continue through the AM rush hour.

Every other Red Line train is offloading and turning back at Farragut North and NoMa-Gallaudet.

Customers can use Green Line service as an alternate route between Fort Totten and Gallery Place. Customers transferring between the Red and Blue/Orange lines can avoid Metro Center delays by transferring between Farragut North and Farragut West (walk across Farragut Square).

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Metro is advising Red Line customers to expect delays during this morning’s rush hour due to an unscheduled switch repair near Judiciary Square. Crews are in position and are working to replace a piece of rail at the switch point. The estimated time for completion of this repair is approximately 8 a.m.

As a result, Red Line trains are single tracking from Farragut North to Union Station. At Metro Center and Gallery Place, all Red Line trains will arrive on the Glenmont platform.

Until repairs are completed, Red Line customers should expect delays between 20 and 30 minutes. Customers on the eastern side of the Red Line can use the Green Line as an alternate route between Fort Totten and Gallery Place. Metrobus may also be an option for some customers.

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