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Delays on the Red Line

4:30 p.m. Update: Metro says the problem has been resolved but delays are going to continue for a while.

Original post: Metro is reporting a train malfunction at Twinbrook that is causing delays on the Red Line.

A train having brake problems was offloaded at Rockville Station, according to Metro. As the train was being moved to a garage south of Rockville, the brakes started smoking. The train is now stopped on the tracks, causing Metro to single-track between Grosvenor and Twinbrook

Metro said the fire department is on the way, but expect this to play havoc with the evening commute for Red Line riders.

If you're stuck on the Red Line, let us know what you're experiencing by posting a comment below or sending a message to transportation@washpost.com.

By Michael Bolden  | August 11, 2010; 4:23 PM ET
Categories:  Metro, Red Line  
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Comments

Twice this week while riding Metro Red Line trains, I have encountered the acrid smell of smoking brakes. In one case, it came from the train I was riding. In the other case, it was coming from a train that was departing the station as I arrived to the platform. In both cases, the smell was very strong.

Posted by: logosdesigns | August 11, 2010 6:30 PM | Report abuse

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