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Red Line delays cleared

Mark Berman

8:45 A.M. UPDATE:
The delays have been cleared, according to Metro's Web site.

8:20 A.M. UPDATE:
The smoke situation has been resolved and single-tracking lifted, but delays continue in both directions on the Red Line.

Expect big delays on the Red Line. Trains are sharing the same track between Judiciary Square and Rhode Island Avenue due to the report of smoke at Union Stations.

There's a smoking light fixture at Union Station, according to a Tweet from the D.C. Fire and EMS. This Tweet also shows some of the smoke, while there are delays at Union Station due to it.

By Mark Berman  | August 18, 2010; 7:49 AM ET
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Once again, only 1 escalator is working between the street and mezzanine levels at Foggy bottom. Metro keeps changing the dates for the return to service for these elevators -- now its 8/23 and 8/31.

What a joke.

Posted by: seraphina21 | August 18, 2010 9:06 AM | Report abuse

They probably broke them when they went to do repairs. It's guaranteed employment.

Posted by: jiji1 | August 18, 2010 9:51 AM | Report abuse

There was almost an train collission at Silver Spring this morning.

Around 9:20, a train coming from the direction of Glenmont continued into Silver Spring Station despite a red signal. Another train was coming from the direction of downtown DC toward the same side of the tracks, presumably to pick up passengers and reverse direction. It did finally move out of the way back onto the other tracks, but for a time, both trains were headed toward for each other with the train from Glenmont clearly continuing past a red signal. That train from Glentmont's front car was 6025.

Posted by: cassander | August 18, 2010 10:18 AM | Report abuse

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