Metro Riders Trapped Underground on Disabled Train

Passengers say they were stuck in the train for more than an hour

A disabled Metro train trapped passengers underground for more than an hour Thursday afternoon, Metro and passengers said.

Metro said a Blue Line train had a mechanical issue near the Rosslyn station.

Two riders said passengers were trapped for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Crews led between 100 and 200 passengers through two lined-up trains, and riders were able to step onto the Rosslyn station platform. 

Blue Line trains single-tracked between the Foggy Bottom and Arlington Cemetery stations. The disabled train had been cleared from the tracks about 4 p.m.

Metro riders should expect residual delays on the Yellow and Blue lines. 

No injuries or medical issues were reported.

The breakdown comes one day after Congressional Republicans told Metro officials at a hearing that the agency has been poorly managed and shouldn't expect any increases in federal aid.

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