Metro Alert: Red Line Riders Face Major Delays
Red Line riders can expect delays of up to 30 minutes throughout the evening because of a cracked rail that was discovered on an outbound track just outside the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metrorail station, officials said. Trains are sharing one track between Woodley Park and Van Ness-UDC Metrorail stations with delays in both directions. The cracked rail was discovered just after 4 p.m.
Contrary to earlier information, Metro officials said a train operator traveled over the cracked rail and reported a problem. Metro's operations control center sent another train operator to inspect the track and discovered the crack. Track repair crews are on the scene working to fix the problem.
Metro riders can use the L2 Metrobus which travels along Connecticut Avenue as an alternative. However, Metro is telling riders that a Metro train can carry about 1,000 passengers compared to a Metrobus which can carry only about 50.
-- Lena Sun
January 9, 2009; 5:32 PM ET
Categories: Advisories , Commuting , Congestion , Metro
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