Major Delays on Red Line After Man Jumps on Tracks

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    Kate Caskin
    The platform at the Medical Center Metro Station is overrun with riders ordered to get off their train after a death closed the Grosvenor-Strathmore station.

    Red Line riders experienced delays of more than an hour after a man jumped on to the tracks at the Grosvenor-Strathmore station and died Monday evening, according to the transit agency.

    The man apparently jumped on to the tracks at about 6:10 p.m. He suffered fatal injuries but was not hit by a train.

    No trains were allowed through the station until 7:05, when single-tracking began.

    Shuttle buses are transporting riders around Grosvenor, but Metro noted that trains can carry almost 1,000 riders each while the buses can carry only 50.