Red Line Problems Stretch from Bethesda to Dupont Circle Friday

An arcing insulator was reported during a Medical Center station, while a Red Line was sealed between Dupont Circle and Woodley Park

The throng during a Grosvenor Metro hire Friday morning

The throng during a Grosvenor Metro hire Friday morning

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Updated – 11:20 a.m. – Metro commuters on a Red Line were left undone Friday after a fibre of problems.

Around 8 a.m., Metro reported a probable arcing insulator on a marks between a Medical Center and Grosvenor-Strathmore stations that reportedly caused smoke. Trains began single-tracking between Grosvenor and Medical Center after a occurrence was reported.

Fire dialect orator Pete Piringer pronounced puncture crews responded to a hire and assisted Metro’s puncture crews. He tweeted that there was no fume nearby a height during a Medical Center station. An arcing insulator typically occurs when waste or H2O touches a electrified third rail.

Red Line problems were compounded around 9 a.m. when a lane problem between a Dupont Circle and Woodley Park stations led to Metro shutting down use between a dual stations. Metro set adult a convey use to ride riders between a stations. The movement user after reliable both lane incidents were caused by arcing insulators.

Metro announced on a Twitter comment that trains were no longer single-tracking between Grosvneor and Medical Center during 9:23 a.m. and use was easy between Van Ness and Dupont Circle during 9:41 a.m. The movement user warned riders to design residual delays.

Metro is also in a midst of a final SafeTrack surge, that has close down a Shady Grove and Rockville stations to concede correct work to take place on a marks between a stations.

On Friday, riders took to Twitter to demonstrate their disappointment about a Red Line issues.

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