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Normal Red Line Service Resumes After Rough Morning Commute

Residual delays possible in both directions

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. 

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.

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