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Forest Glen power restored

Update 4:47p.m.: The station has re-opened, according to Metro.

Update 4:40p.m.: The storm sweeping through the region has knocked out power at Forest Glen, and the station--which has six elevators and no stairs or escalators--has been closed since 3:15. Trains are passing through the station without stopping, so those headed to other stations should not be affected.

The station can be accessed via shuttle buses from Wheaton and Silver Spring, but considering that a shuttle bus can only accommodate a fraction of the riders on a packed train, the frequently-running Y8 and Q2 buses along Georgia Avenue are also good alternatives, and will be free to Metrorail passengers.

Original post: Power has been knocked out at Forest Glen station on the Red Line, shuttering the station to passengers attempting to board or unboard there until elevator service can be restored. Metro says it has requested shuttle bus service.

By Luke Rosiak  | June 28, 2010; 3:36 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories, Red Line  
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And why can't WMATA say if trains are moving through the station (meaning no delays at other stations) or if trains are not passing through.

How is the rest of the red line impacted??

Posted by: r6345 | June 28, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

They are moving through. The deal with Forest Glen is that it's so deep there are only emergency stairs too deep to climb for any other reason.

Posted by: krickey7 | June 28, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

The power goes out there every time it rains. lol

Posted by: prez61086 | June 28, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

I've gotten the following email three times in the last hour from WMATA:

"Disruption between Silver Spring and Tenleytown-AU. We apologize for the Red Line delays this morning as a result of track circuit & other mechanical problems near Silver Spring & Tenleytown."

Can anyone tell me what they're getting at? Are they actually apologizing for the delays this morning? Or is something going on right now? If now, what is the nature of the delay and how long is it? If this is about this morning, why do they keep sending it? (And I was told problems on the Red line this morning were heat related with the trains themselves breaking down.)

Posted by: Louise9 | June 28, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

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