Blue, Orange and Silver Line Trains Delayed After Malfunction

by Andrea Swalec January 7, 2015 at 10:00 am 0

Metro delays, Jan. 7, 2014, 10 a.m. (Image via at 11:25 a.m.) Commuters faced trouble again this morning.

Trains on the Blue, Orange and Silver Lines were delayed for more than two-and-a-half hours Wednesday after a train broke down about 8:25 a.m. near the Stadium-Armory station. Trains on these lines were forced to use a single track.

WMATA warned riders at 8:38 a.m. that trains could be delayed in both directions by as much as 30 minutes. The disabled train was cleared by 8:53 a.m., WMATA said on Twitter.

A small debris fire on tracks at the L’Enfant Plaza station at about 10:30 a.m. added to the trouble. The blaze on the lower-level tracks was extinguished quickly, a WMATA spokeswoman said.

Normal service has resumed, WMATA said at 11:15 a.m.

Commuters expressed their frustration online.


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