Red Line Rail Repair Eases Delays
3:19 p.m. Update: Metro says that the cracked rail has been repaired and service restored on the Red Line tracks near Takoma Station.
The transit authority said it found the cracked rail after the morning rush. Track repairs slowed midday travel on the Red Line. Riders were advised to expect delays of up to 20 minutes.
Trains shared a single track between the Fort Totten and Silver Spring. Every other train on the Glenmont-bound side terminated at Brookland and headed back toward Shady Grove. Metro does this to keep up service on the most crowded part of the line.
This has been a difficult week for rail riders. Check Lena Sun's story in today's Post for a review of the problems on Metrorail, VRE and MARC. And see my previous posting about Metro's communications issues.
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