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Wheaton, Glenmont, Forest Glen reopen

By Washington Post Staff Writers

12:40 p.m. Update: Train service has returned to normal in both directions.

12:26 p.m. Update: Montgomery County Fire Rescue Capt. Oscar Garcia says no injuries were reported and paramedics have not responded.

12:20 p.m. Update: Metro staff are collecting more information on the incident. Metro staff say the track equipment was not a vehicle, and it was either on the tracks or the right-of-way. Staff are collecting details to provide to the board of directors, which is meeting today.

12:15 p.m. Update: Metro reports that a train hit track equipment between Glenmont and Forest Glen. A track inspection is underway and trains are single-tracking between Glenmont and Silver Spring.

12:10 p.m. Update: Metro reports stations have reopened but trains are single-tracking between Glenmont and Silver Spring.

12:06 p.m. Update: Katherine Shaver is in the vicinity of Wheaton and is hearing sirens. We are still trying to pinpoint the area where the problem is or was.

12:05 p.m. Update: Metro says the stations have reopened.

11:55 a.m. Update: Metro is now saying that Forest Glen is closed, too.

Washington Post staff writer Katherine Shaver is en route to the scene. Check back for details.

11: 50 a.m. Update: Customers affected by the closures can use Metrobus line Q and Y, Metro says. Shuttle bus service has been requested between Glenmont and Forest Glen.

11:45 a.m. Update: Debris is on the tracks outside Wheaton near the interlocking between Wheaton and Glenmont, according to to Metro spokeswoman Taryn McNeil. Trains are going to Forest Glen and turning back, she said.

Original post: Wheaton and Glenmont stations are closed, according to Metro. An alert said there is "a situation outside Glenmont."

By Washington Post Staff Writers  | November 18, 2010; 11:40 AM ET
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Comments

Has anyone from Metro considered removing the so-called debris from the tracks rather than shutting down that portion of the system?

Posted by: Anton23 | November 18, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

It's sad to see that The Situation has resorted to riding the rails after a disappointing exit from Dancing With The Stars.

Posted by: Corn_Laden | November 18, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Free Bernard Madoff!

Posted by: blasmaic | November 18, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone from Metro considered removing the so-called debris from the tracks rather than shutting down that portion of the system?

Posted by: Anton23

****

I actually prefer they try to be safe... too often they have ignored safety problems in order to keep things running (escalators, deficiencies that led to 2009 crash).

Posted by: DOEJN | November 18, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

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