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Posted at 6:54 AM ET, 01/28/2011

Orange Line briefly delayed

By Mark Berman
Mark Berman

There were Orange Line delays heading to New Carrollton this morning due to a brake malfunction, according to Metro. The delays were brief and seem to have passed, but we'll update you on any other delays this morning.

By Mark Berman  | January 28, 2011; 6:54 AM ET
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This morning was another nightmare commute on the Orange line. The train was full with standing room only when it arrived at Dunn Loring which is the 2nd stop. It was over packed by the time we reached East Falls Church. At Clarendon someone blocked the doors in the 5th car. The driver said to clear the doors, but the person (or persons) wouldn’t move so she off loaded the entire train. The platform there wasn’t big enough for all the folks who were already waiting plus an overcrowded train, so about 30 or so people couldn’t get off the train. The driver walked through the cars and saw the people, but took off with them still on the train. Heaven only knows where they ended up. All of the following trains were as overcrowded as the one that was off loaded. Why they don’t just off load the car with the non-working doors is a mystery to me. It would prevent the dangerous overcrowding on the platform and irritate a whole lot less folks.

Posted by: SusieQ1 | January 28, 2011 8:45 AM | Report abuse

This morning was another nightmare commute on the Orange line. The train was full with standing room only when it arrived at Dunn Loring which is the 2nd stop. It was over packed by the time we reached East Falls Church. At Clarendon someone blocked the doors in the 5th car. The driver said to clear the doors, but the person (or persons) wouldn’t move so she off loaded the entire train. The platform there wasn’t big enough for all the folks who were already waiting plus an overcrowded train, so about 30 or so people couldn’t get off the train. The driver walked through the cars and saw the people, but took off with them still on the train. Heaven only knows where they ended up. All of the following trains were as overcrowded as the one that was off loaded. Why they don’t just off load the car with the non-working doors is a mystery to me. It would prevent the dangerous overcrowding on the platform and irritate a whole lot less folks.

Posted by: SusieQ1 | January 28, 2011 8:46 AM | Report abuse

Metro needs bouncers.

Posted by: getjiggly1 | January 28, 2011 10:26 AM | Report abuse

Metro needs bouncers.

Posted by: getjiggly1 | January 28, 2011 10:27 AM | Report abuse

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