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Posted at 1:03 PM ET, 12/17/2010

VRE service resumes

By Washington Post Staff Writers

2:15 p.m. Update: According to Amtrak spokesman Steve Kulm, one Amtrak train, Northeast Regional No. 94 to Newport News, was delayed by the stoppage.

-- Jennifer Buskes

2:12: p.m. Update: VRE says train traffic has resumed.

2:03 p.m. Update: VRE officials say police have opened the item, which is a black rollerbag on a stairwell to the platform. Officials say they expect train service to resume as soon as CSX gives the all clear. They do not expect evening train service to be affected.

-- Jennifer Buske

1:45 p.m. Update: VRE says authorities are investigating a suspcious package on or near the CSX tracks that run into L'Enfant. CSX has halted train traffic. Metro is not affected because it operates at a deeper level, VRE said. About 100 to 150 people are waiting on the train platform, according to VRE. Metro confirms that its trains are still operating.

1:31 p.m. Update: Metro says the entrance has reopened. We are contacting VRE about their plans.

1:30 p.m. Update: All Virginia Railway Express traffic has been halted due to the suspicious package, according to VRE officials.

Original post: Metro says the Seventh and D Street entrance of L'Enfant Plaza Station is closed due to an investigation of a suspicious package outside the stop. The station remains open.

By Washington Post Staff Writers  | December 17, 2010; 1:03 PM ET
Categories:  Metro, Virginia Railway Express  
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