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D.C.-Bound Trains Backed Up

ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY STATION -- Post reporter Jerry Markon, e-mailing from a crowded blue line train at 5:54 a.m., reports that trains are beginning to get backed as they get into Washington. One train was held at Arlington National Cemetery for 15 minutes, a reader said in a text message (send notes to WPOST -- 97678 -- with "DCALERT" in the text).

On Markon's train, the conductor just announced there are major backups heading into DC as they try to unload ultra-packed trains. "Thank you for your patience," he said. "It will be worth it." No one quibbled with that.

Everyone is packed in, yet still very patient. It's a party-like atmosphere. One woman just threaded her way to the front to get off at Rosslyn. "Skip work! Skip work!" people chanted, followed by shouts of "Obama! Obama!"

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  January 20, 2009; 6:20 AM ET
Categories:  Inauguration , Metro  
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