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!"
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