Major Delays on Red Line After Man Jumps on Tracks

Monday, Jun 28, 2010  |  Updated 8:50 PM EDT
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Major Delays on Red Line After Man Jumps on Tracks

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.

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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.

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