Metro Issues Apology For Green, Red Line Delays

By Kathy Banks
|  Thursday, Jun 30, 2011  |  Updated 5:08 PM EDT
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Metro Issues Apology For Green, Red Line Delays

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Metro is apologizing for a frustrating Thursday morning on the Green and Red lines that caused delays for many commuters.

“Shortly after 5 a.m., a piece of equipment used to move steel rails had a single wheel come off track at Fort Totten Station," Metro said in a written statement. "The incident did not result in any injuries or significant damage, however, until the equipment could be moved from Fort Totten Station, trains were forced to share a single track on the Green Line between Fort Totten and U Street stations. This caused delays for many Green Line customers ranging from 10 to 15 minutes.”

A separate incident on the Red Line near Rhode Island Avenue also caused delays Thursday morning.

“Overnight crews were working on a switch outside the station. Unfortunately, the crews were unable to set steel and clear the tracks prior to the start of peak-period service. As a result, trains began the morning single tracking on the Red Line between Rhode Island Avenue and New York Avenue stations. Normal two-track service resumed shortly after 8 a.m. We apologize for this morning's delays and thank you for your patience.”

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