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Commuter Alert: Orange, Green, Yellow Line Delays

Update, 8:22 p.m.: The disruptions at Mt. Vernon Square and East Falls Church are both expected to continue as late as 9 p.m., Metro officials said.

Update, 6:37 p.m.: Riders should expect delays in both directions on the Green and Yellow lines due to a mechanical problem outside of Mt. Vernon Square/7th St-Convention Center. Trains are single-tracking between Mt. Vernon Square and U Street-Cardozo stations.

Original post, 6:18 p.m.: Metro is still single-tracking between East Falls Church and West Falls Church as personnel try to get a disabled maintenance truck off the tracks and into a rail yard. Orange Line riders should expect continued delays, especially those traveling toward Vienna, spokesman Steven Taubenkibel said.

See earlier story on the Orange Line's troubles today.

By Washington Post Editors  |  February 19, 2009; 6:18 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Commuting  
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When it rains, it pours.

Posted by: Bitter_Bill | February 19, 2009 7:38 PM | Report abuse

What is the matter with these clowns who "run" the MetroRail system? Instead of spending 5 billion dollars on the boondoggle of Rail to Dulles, they should spend a bit more effort and money on basic maintenance.

Posted by: tapawingo | February 19, 2009 8:20 PM | Report abuse

A derailment trifecta....un-freakin-believable.

Posted by: thetan | February 20, 2009 12:55 AM | Report abuse

Here's an idea - Metro is considering cuts to reduce spending. Why not cut the number of vehicles that derail? This would save money and improve customer service. Honestly, if Metro can't even keep trains/vehicles on the tracks, it's time to look for new management.

Posted by: justanotherguy | February 20, 2009 8:39 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: metroman1 | February 20, 2009 11:33 AM | Report abuse

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