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Normal Red Line Service Resumes After Rough Morning Commute

Residual delays possible in both directions

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    Metro apologizing for the delays caused by a cracked rail at Dupont Circle. Adam Tuss reports. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014)

    Metro has placed a temporary fix on a cracked rail that caused significant delays during much of Tuesday morning's commute.

    The cracked rail outside Dupont Circle caused trains to single-track between the Van Ness and Dupont Circle stations, but delays and overcrowding spilled over onto much of the Red Line. 

    As the problems persisted, Metro tweeted around 8:40 a.m. that riders should consider alternate transportation such as Metrobus. The transit agency repeated the suggestion at 9:09 a.m.

    Some trains bypassed the Woodley Park and Cleveland Park stations in an attempt to minimize delays during the height of the trouble. They resumed normal station stops around 10:15 a.m. 

    Normal Red Line Service Resumes After Rough Morning Commute

    [DC]Normal Red Line Service Resumes After Rough Morning Commute
    Red Line service is back to normal after a cracked rail caused delays during much of Tuesday morning's commute.
    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014)

    News4's Adam Tuss reports the cracked rail was part of the original track put down 40 years ago. A more permanent fix to the rail is set to be installed overnight Tuesday.

    Stay with NBCWashington.com or check @metrorailinfo for more updates.