Metro

Service Restored After Metro Train Breaks Down Near Gallery Place

Service is suspended on the Green and Yellow lines between the Mt. Vernon Square and Gallery Place stations

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A Metro train broke down near the Gallery Place station Friday afternoon, causing further delays for commuters less than two weeks after a different train derailed on the Blue Line.

Service was suspended for a time between the Mt. Vernon Square and Gallery Place stations as firefighters got about 100 passengers safely off the train and Metro looked into the incident.

Train service is back to normal, Metro said about 6:20 p.m.

D.C. Fire and EMS reported there were no injuries.

There was no indication of smoke or fire, the fire department said.

Photos: DC Firefighters Evacuate Passengers on Disabled Metro Train

Metro said the train involved was a 3000-series and there were about 100 people aboard.

Metro said it received reports that some teens tried to get off the train before emergency personnel arrived.

Metro will continue to run limited service through the end of the month and has no timeline to return more than half of its train cars to service as federal investigators look into a derailment on the Blue Line. News4's Justin Finch and News4's Adam Tuss discuss.

A Metro train derailed on the Blue Line near the Arlington Cemetery station on the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 12. It took hours for firefighters to helped dozens of passengers off the train and out of the tunnel.

After the derailment, Metro took all of its 7000 series rail cars off the tracks to inspect them, which meant it had to reduce service.

Metro said it would continue to run limited service through the end of the month and had no timeline to return those train cars to service as federal investigators look into the derailment.

The cause of the disabled train is unclear.

Stay with News4 for updates to this developing story.

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