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Metro: Red Line No Longer Single-Tracking, Delays Linger

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    The Red Line was backed up and single tracking again this morning following major delays during rush hour last night. Commuters are frustrated with the lack of communication, Megan McGrath reports. (Published Thursday, July 16, 2015)

    Metro said single tracking has ended on the Red Line, after a morning of work to restore service between the Twinbrook and Grosvenor stations.

    But the disruption rippled through the service, and was made worse by a power problem at the Tenleytown station that also led to delays.

    Single-Tracking on Metro's Red Line

    [DC] Single-Tracking on Metro's Red Line
    Metro's Red Line is still single-tracking Thursday morning, and Metro warns that commuters should expect delays. News4's Megan McGrath reports. (Published Thursday, July 16, 2015)

    This morning's delays followed hours of single-tracking on the line that led to delays and packed platforms Wednesday.

    Metro tweeted Thursday morning that work had continued to fix the track overnight. At about 6:30 a.m., they announced a test train had successfully run on the track, and single tracking had ended.

    The problem had been due to a "slippery rail" problem. A foam-filled tire on a piece of equipment used during overnight construction created a slick surface on the rails, Metro said.

    A track problem near the Grosvenor station had also caused delays of as much as 30 minutes Wednesday morning.

    Stay with News4 and NBC Washington for more on this developing story.