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Derailment Slows Orange, Blue Lines for Morning Commute

Metrorail's Orange and Blue lines are experiencing "major" delays this morning, officials said, after a piece of track equipment derailed overnight near the Cheverly Station.

The derailment damaged several hundred feet of outbound track, forcing Orange Line trains in both directions to share what is normally the inbound track.

The single-tracking applies to trains traveling between Cheverly, in Prince George's County, and the Stadium-Armory Station in the District, just east of Capitol Hill, officials said.

Because the Blue Line meets the Orange Line at Stadium-Armory, delays of 30 minutes or more are affecting both rail lines, officials said.

Delays are expected to last throughout the morning, as the damaged track is repaired.
For live commuter updates check the traffic page.

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 4, 2009; 6:21 AM ET
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