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Posted at 5:58 AM ET, 12/14/2010

Red Line delays

By Mark Berman
Mark Berman

8:40 A.M. UPDATE:
There was a Red Line train malfunction at Rockville shortly after 8 a.m. impacting a train heading towards Glenmont, according to Metro spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein. That has been cleared up and trains are moving now, albeit with delays.

Our industrious Twinbrook traveler reports that they are moving now, after waiting about 30 minutes in 20 degree weather. We're also hearing reports of crowding at Union Station and slow trains (with some holding) en route to Shady Grove. So expect some delays if you're taking that line.

8:35 A.M. UPDATE:
The Blue and Orange Line delays have cleared, according to Metro.

The Post's Emilio Garcia-Ruiz reports congestion and a lack of downtown-bound Red Line trains at the Twinbrook station. There are 200 people at the station and no train has arrived to pick up passengers for at least 30 minutes, he reports. An empty train ran through the station moments ago. Commuters, is anybody out there taking the Red Line in Maryland? Are you finding any issues? Let us know in the comments below, Tweet us @drgridlock or shoot us an e-mail.

8:25 A.M. UPDATE:
According to Metro, the Blue and Yellow Line delays have cleared. However, the Blue and Orange Line delays remain (those are the ones heading to Franconia and Vienna, respectively).

8:10 A.M. UPDATE:
In addition to the Blue and Yellow Line delays, there are also delays on the Blue and Orange lines heading to Franconia-Springfield and Vienna, respectively. There was a train malfunction at Capitol South, it has since been resolved, but delays remain.

So there are delays on three lines in multiple directions: Blue in both directions, Yellow to Mt. Vernon Square and Orange to Vienna.

7:57 A.M. UPDATE:
And now there are delays on the Blue and Yellow Lines heading to Largo Town Center and Mt. Vernon Square, respectively. There was a train malfunction at Pentagon City that has since been resolved, but the delays remain, as they do.

7:30 A.M. UPDATE:
The Blue Line delays have been cleared, according to Metro.

7:10 A.M. UPDATE:
The Blue Line delays are still ongoing, in case you thought we forgot about them or anything like that.

6:40 A.M. UPDATE:
The delays on the Red Line are cleared up. However, now there are delays on the Blue Line heading towards Largo Town Center. These new delays stem from an earlier train malfunction at Van Dorn Street, which has been resolved.

6:25 A.M. UPDATE:
The track problem at Woodley Park has been resolved, but delays continue on the Red Line in both directions.

ORIGINAL POST:
Due to a track problem at the Woodley Park Metro station, trains are sharing the same track between Dupont Circle and Van Ness. There are delays in both directions on the Red Line.

By Mark Berman  | December 14, 2010; 5:58 AM ET
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