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Wednesday Morning Commuting Mess Reported On Red Line

Red Line runs at restricted speed as Metro determines cause of morning's power problems.

Update, 10:24 a.m.: WMATA reports via Twitter that the disabled train near Tenleytown is back on the move towards Glenmont.

Red Line trains will run at restricted speeds of 35 miles per hour until Metro determines the cause of this morning's power problems.

Some Red Line trains will be expressed and skip stations near the ends of the line to help get trains back on schedule, Metro reports via Twitter.

Shortly before 10:30 this morning, delays were down to 10-15 minutes.

Were you stuck on the Red Line this morning? Tell us in the comments.

Update, 10 a.m.: Metro reports that a train is not moving in the tunnel near Tenleytown because of power issues. Trains continue to single-track around it from Friendship Heights to Van Ness.

Original post, 9:47 a.m.: Power issues on Metrorail are causing a commuting mess for Red Line riders this morning.

Trains are running at restricted speeds after power issues were reported near Brentwood and Friendship Heights, according to Metro spokeswoman Caroline Lukas.

Delays are reported on the entire stretch of the Red Line, however. Riders should expect delays of up to 30 minutes.

“The delays are going end to end at this point,” Lukas said. “It’s causing a backlog.”

Metro tweeted that trains are single-tracking between Friendship Heights and Van Ness.

WMATA is asking riders to consider using the Green Line or Metrobus service as an alternate.

G Mejia September 19, 2012 at 03:30 PM
MESS, is a very polite word for all the trouble metro got many of its high paying commuters this morning. I wish we all do something to let metro know how frustrating our commutes have become in resent years. Please take a minute to write them a note and be sure to let them know what you think of their TOO MANY FREQUENT MESSES.
Ddad99 September 20, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Took me 90 minutes to get from Friendship Heights to L'Enfant, and I got off at Farragut North and walked to Farragut West to do that! Lord knows how long it would have taken had I stayed on the Red Line to Gallery Place, my normal transfer point. Also, the car had no A/C and the people who were packed in were starting to lose it, so I had to get off.

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