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Metro Trains Delayed on Blue, Orange, Silver Lines During Wednesday Evening Rush

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    What to Know

    • Metro said crews repaired a problem with a track cable.

    • Orange Line trains were single-tracking between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly.

    • Blue and Silver Line trains were single-tracking between Stadium-Armory and Addison Road.

    Metro riders are experiencing significant delays during their Wednesday evening commute in both directions on the Orange, Blue and Silver lines due to a track problem outside Stadium-Armory. 

    Metro said there was a problem with a power cable.

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    Urgent repairs are needed on three D.C. Metro tracks because of fire concerns, according to a letter sent Wednesday by the Federal Transit Administration to Metro's General Manager. It came as Metro commuters dealt with new problems near the Stadium-Armory station. News4's Transportation Reporter Adam Tuss reports. (Published Wednesday, May 11, 2016)

    Metro announced the issue about 3 p.m. Wednesday. Crews completed repairs by about 6:45 p.m., Metro said.

    Soon after repairs were made, Metro said was back to normal, but riders are still reporting major delays on Twitter.

    Orange Line trains were single-tracking between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly.

    Blue and Silver line trains were single-tracking between Stadium-Armory and Addison Road. The Blue Line is no longer single-tracking and the Silver Line is back to normal service, Metro said.