Green Line on schedule
2 P.M. UPDATE: Metro says the Green Line is operating on schedule.
10 A.M. UPDATE: The delays on the Green Line are continuing due to a cracked rail, according to Metro spokesman Reggie Woodruff.
Crews are on site installing a temporary fix. Workers will return to install a permanent repair later tonight, he said.
Changes in temperature sometimes can stress rail and cause cracks. However, the problem can also occur due to routine wear. Crews typically can't ascertain a cause until they have a had a chance to remove the failed section and do further examination.
Trains will typically operate under speed restrictions through the area where the temporary fix is in place.
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8:50 A.M. UPDATE:
There are still delays in both directions on the Green Line due to the track problem outside of Greenbelt.
7:35 A.M. UPDATE:
Problems continue unabated for the Green Line, with delays in both directions due to the track problem outside of Greenbelt.
6:51 A.M. UPDATE:
The Green Line delays are back! Trains are sharing the same track between College Park and Greenbelt due to a track problem outside of Greenbelt. Delays in both directions.
6:32 A.M. UPDATE:
And now the Orange Line delays have cleared, according to Metro.
6:12 A.M. UPDATE:
The delays on the Green and Yellow lines have cleared. Delays remain on the Orange Line heading to New Carrollton.
6:03 A.M. UPDATE:
The train malfunction at West Falls Church has been resolved, but delays remain on the Orange Line (as well as the Green and Yellow lines).
There are delays on three Metro lines already this morning: A disruption at Shaw-Howard University is causing delays on the Green and Yellow lines in both directions (it has since been resolved, but delays remain); and a train malfunction at West Falls Church is causing Orange Line delays to New Carrollton.
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