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Posted at 3:57 PM ET, 02/17/2011

Metrorail delays cleared

By Washington Post Editors

5:10 p.m. Update: Metro says the delays have cleared. The agency isn't currently reporting any delays on the rail lines.

4:33 p.m. Update: Metro says the Red Line track problem has been fixed, but delays continue in both directions. The Orange Line delays reportedly have cleared.

What are you experiencing? Post a comment below.

4:15 p.m. Update: The Orange Line problem has been cleared but delays continue, Metro says.

Original post: Metro commuters heading into the subway system this afternoon are going to encounter delays on three of the five lines.

A train malfunction at Rosslyn Station is causing delays to New Carrollton for Blue and Orange line travelers. A track problem outside Bethesda -- reports indicate an arcing insulator -- are causing Red Line delays in both directions. Trains are single-tracking between Medical Center and Friendship Heights.

By Washington Post Editors  | February 17, 2011; 3:57 PM ET
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Comments

And of course delays on the Blue Line create delays on the Yellow Line which in turn create delays on the Green Line.

Posted by: getjiggly1 | February 17, 2011 4:32 PM | Report abuse

I've given up using the wmata website as an indicator of delays. I jumped on the orange line at New Carrolton at 5:20pm. There were continuous delays to L'enfant Plaza, and delays on the green line to Shaw/Howard.

Posted by: thejohnnyc | February 17, 2011 6:43 PM | Report abuse

This week "rush" hour commuting has meant nothing. Trains have been delayed both in the morning and the evenings (10 min wait in the morning, 4 min wait after work - both times during peak of the peak hours). So, why am I paying more to travel during 'peak of the peak' when the trains are running 10-15 minutes apart? Did metro change it's policy on how often trains run during peak of the peak times and not tell its paying customers?

Posted by: NCL22 | February 17, 2011 9:10 PM | Report abuse

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