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Posted at 8:40 AM ET, 01/27/2011

Red Line delays

By Mark Berman
Mark Berman

9:10 A.M. UPDATE:
The Red Line delays have cleared up, according to Metro.

8:38 A.M. UPDATE:
There are delays on the Red line heading to Glenmont after a train malfunctioned earlier this morning at Van Ness. The train issue has been resolved, but the delays remain.

The Post's Eli Reyes reports from the Red Line that inbound service is sporadic, and it took nearly 30 minutes before a train arrived at Van Ness. He reports that trains are packed, but traffic is lighter than usual.

7:24 A.M. UPDATE:
The delays have cleared, according to Metro.

ORIGINAL POST:
There are delays on the Green and Yellow Lines due to a train malfunction at the Shaw-Howard University station. Trains are sharing the same track between U Street and Mt. Vernon Square, causing delays in both directions.

By Mark Berman  | January 27, 2011; 8:40 AM ET
Categories:  Green Line, Metro, Yellow Line  
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Comments

Which direction is "inbound" on the Red Line?

Posted by: DOEJN | January 27, 2011 8:44 AM | Report abuse

He mean's heading into town from the Western side of the Red Line. I boarded at Glenmont around 8:15 this morning and waiting less than 5 minutes for my train. Heard the annoucement about the malfunction while waiting, but didn't seem like there were any delays on the Eastern side of the Red Line at that time.

Posted by: UMDTerpsGirl | January 27, 2011 8:57 AM | Report abuse

I don't trust what Metro says. I have learned through bitter experience that just because Metro says delays are cleared doesn't mean trains are running or the platforms are not dangerously jammed.

Last Tuesday night at Metro Center there had been an early report of a fire but Metro said everything was cleared, no fire, no problem. I arrived at the platform at 6:14 pm and was amazed Metro managers there continued to let people down the stairs. One on the escalator it was impossible to go back up, the the process funnels you down. If I had seen the platform I would not have gone down. It was unsafe, I was worried someone would fall onto the tracks. I was not able to board a train until just before 7 pm, it took 4 trains through at 3 minute intervals to clear the platform. The rest of the trip was jerky with other jammed platforms down the line.

Nothing reflecting my reality appeared anywhere on Metro's Alerts. I feel management is trying to lie to us, if they don't report a problem...it never happened.

Right now I am seriously questioning OPM's judgement. MoCo is under a snow emergency (stay off the roads people unless you absolutely have to), thousands of people ABANDONED their cars, the roads are a mess -- and John Berry thinks a 2 hour delay is appropriate?

I feel he just wants feds and others who follow the feds to use their leave so OPM and the government look good to the rest of the country who doesn't realize how bad it is here. After last night fiasco commute, this is another situation where if we say the roads will be fine in several hours, we can make them that way regardless of reality.

Posted by: MidcenturyModern | January 27, 2011 10:26 AM | Report abuse

I don't trust what Metro says. I have learned through bitter experience that just because Metro says delays are cleared doesn't mean trains are running or the platforms are not dangerously jammed.

Last Tuesday night at Metro Center there had been an early report of a fire but Metro said everything was cleared, no fire, no problem. I arrived at the platform at 6:14 pm and was amazed Metro managers there continued to let people down the stairs. One on the escalator it was impossible to go back up, the the process funnels you down. If I had seen the platform I would not have gone down. It was unsafe, I was worried someone would fall onto the tracks. I was not able to board a train until just before 7 pm, it took 4 trains through at 3 minute intervals to clear the platform. The rest of the trip was jerky with other jammed platforms down the line.

Nothing reflecting my reality appeared anywhere on Metro's Alerts. I feel management is trying to lie to us, if they don't report a problem...it never happened.

Right now I am seriously questioning OPM's judgement. MoCo is under a snow emergency (stay off the roads people unless you absolutely have to), thousands of people ABANDONED their cars, the roads are a mess -- and John Berry thinks a 2 hour delay is appropriate?

I feel he just wants feds and others who follow the feds to use their leave so OPM and the government look good to the rest of the country who doesn't realize how bad it is here. After last night fiasco commute, this is another situation where if we say the roads will be fine in several hours, we can make them that way regardless of reality.

Posted by: MidcenturyModern | January 27, 2011 10:27 AM | Report abuse

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