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Orange Line Delays Cleared

Metro reports that trains are sharing the same track between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly stations due to a sick customer aboard a train at Deanwood Station. The transit agency warns passengers to expect delays in both directions.

UPDATED 11: 54 a.m.: Metro reports that service has returned to normal on the Orange Line.

By Michael Bolden  |  September 14, 2009; 11:08 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Commuting  | Tags: Orange Line  
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Comments

Can we get some coverage as to why one sick-passenger incident lasted for more than three hours? What possible health emergency would last that long *in the station*? If it's a serious emergency, why wouldn't EMTs have transported the sick person to a hospital far sooner than that? Something's not right about this story, and I'd like to see the Post ask.

Posted by: tomtildrum | September 14, 2009 1:58 PM | Report abuse

The Deanwood sick passenger incident didn't last more than three hours. That alert at Deanwood went out right aftetr 11 a.m. and was cleared about 45 minutes later, not uncommon for a "sick passenger" alert with train stoppage, off loading, single tracking, resumption of normal service with some residual backups, etc. This was a separate incident from the one with another sick passenger earlier in the morning at Capitol South.

Posted by: Former_Archivist | September 14, 2009 10:30 PM | Report abuse

Got it. Thanks.

Posted by: tomtildrum | September 15, 2009 11:16 AM | Report abuse

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