Metro Warns of Delays on Blue, Orange Lines Thursday Night

Emergency track work completed near Stadium-Armory

Thursday, Jan 5, 2012  |  Updated 6:22 PM EDT
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Track Work Jams Metro During Rush Hour

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Metro warned riders on the Blue and Orange lines of delays during the Thursday night rush.

By 6:10 p.m., track repairs near the Stadium-Armory Metro Station were completed and trains resumed running on two track, according to Metro.

But several riders tweeted about overcrowded trains and delays longer than the 20-30 minutes Metro had warned about. Residual delays of about 10 minutes were expected as regular service resumed.

For several hours, trains single-tracked between the Eastern Market and Stadium-Armory stations. Metro deployed additional workers to assist and inform riders.

Metro crews replaced a broken track part at the junction where the Blue and Orange lines diverge east of Stadium-Armory -- one of the busiest switching points in the Metrorail system.

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