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Brief Red Line delays

Mark Berman

8:20 A.M. UPDATE:
The District's Fire and Emergency Medical Services just Tweeted that their units are clearing out of the scene at Union Station because there's no fire emergency and no injuries.

8:05 A.M. UPDATE:
The delays were due to a stud bolt that was smoking at Union Station, according to Metro officials. Trains were held for about five minutes in both directions. After the bolt was extinguished, trains began moving again. If you're seeing or hearing anything different, please sound off in the comments below!

Red Line trains are reportedly delayed due to a fire on the tracks. The Post's Monica Norton is on a train that was held at the New York Avenue station. More on this as we get it.

By Mark Berman  | June 10, 2010; 7:56 AM ET
Categories:  Metro  | Tags:  metro red line, red line  
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What is up with all the fire and smoke in the metro system? Did someone make a deal with the Devil and he's come to collect?

Posted by: UMDTerpsGirl | June 10, 2010 10:13 AM | Report abuse

Burning electrical components is a problem that plagues pretty much every subway system in existence (especially the venerable London Underground). When you run hundreds or thousands of volts through conductors that are exposed to weather and debris, there's bound to be problems.

Posted by: stuckman | June 10, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Maybe the station managers should be issued fire extinguishers.

Metro could charge another 5 cent supplement for entering stations that are not on fire.

Posted by: seraphina21 | June 10, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

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