Long Line at Eastern Market Metro After Faregate Malfunction

by Andrea Swalec January 5, 2015 at 10:40 am 1 Comment

(Updated at 11:20 a.m.) Hill residents trying to get to work on the first Monday of the new year faced a long line at the Eastern Market Metro station.

Commuters posted online that only one faregate to enter the station was working about 8:50 a.m. today (Monday). Photos posted to Twitter, including those retweeted by the popular account @unsuckdcmetro, show a line of more than 20 people.

The glitch lasted about 10 minutes and was resolved by 8:58 a.m., a WMATA spokeswoman said. Technicians needed to replace the SmarTrip card reader.


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