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Reactions as Red Line Reopens

The Red Line reopened briefly this morning for the first time since Monday's crash, then closed temporarily to allow for track work and investigation.

As trains passed the site of the crash this morning, some passengers paused to reflect -- and shared their their thoughts online.

Post reader Reader andycarvin:

I took the Red Line from Silver Spring into DC this morning. I boarded the train around 7:45 and arrived at Gallery Place at 8:35. The train made a number of "schedule adjustments" along the way, sometimes stopping at stations for 2-5 minutes. When we were actually moving, we went at a moderate pace, except for the single track between Takoma and Ft. Totten. It was very eerie crossing the location of the crash. Though their wasn't really anything to see along the tracks, a number of the passengers turned their heads to stare at the length of the track, standing in utter silence.

And from Twitter:

stereogab "Strange to have ridden by crash site. Glad metro is back in action, even if it's soooo slow."
maralenenok "ILU METRO THANK YOU FOR WORKING THIS MORNING. Also, crash totally cleared up. Didn't see a thing."
meglulofs "Just rode past the metro crash site for the first time. Still lots of mangled metal. [Very] morbid. The Post's front page pic doesn't help."

Have your own thoughts on this morning's commute, or in preparation for this afternoon's return home? Share them below.

-- Sarah Mimms

By Sarah Mimms  |  June 25, 2009; 11:39 AM ET
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