Metro warned Red Line commuters to expect "significant delays" Wednesday morning after an hour-long problem with the third rail between NoMa-Gallaudet and Fort Totten.
Before 7 a.m., a crack in the electrified third rail led to single-tracking between the stations.
Metro made repairs by about 8 a.m. and trains returned to normal service, but trains were already clogged and delayed.
Several Metro riders tweeted us what they were experiencing. "Crazy, currently at Fort Totten waiting for train to Takoma Park station. I've been here for about 30 mins," one rider said.
"Been sitting at Shady Grove for 15 minutes, train is full and the herd is getting restless!" another said.
"Not only are #wmata red line #metro trains screwed, buses get that way too," another passenger said.
"Got to Shady Grove at 7. Just now leaving Rockville at 7:56. Saying 30 min delays would be way off," another passenger said.
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