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Metro: Derailment Causing Major Issues Thursday Morning

by Karen Goff — August 6, 2015 at 7:00 am 0

Metro SIlver Line Map/Credit: MetroA derailed Metro train is causing major delays on all rail lines Thursday morning.

The train, with no passengers aboard, derailed early Thursday morning at a switch point outside of Smithsonian Station

From Metro:

Silver Line trains will operate between Wiehle-Reston East and East Falls Church only to reduce congestion downtown. Silver Line riders should transfer to Orange Line trains to continue their trip.

Rail service on the Blue and Orange lines has been suspended between Federal Center SW and McPherson Square stations.

Smithsonian and Federal Triangle stations are closed.

Lower level platforms at Metro Center and L’Enfant Plaza stations are closed.

Riders will experience significant delays on the Blue/Orange/Silver lines and should consider alternate travel options this morning.

Yellow Line may provide an alternate for riders traveling from Virginia to Downtown DC

Metro personnel are working to restore normal service as quickly and safely as possible.  However, at this time there is no estimate on when normal service will be restored.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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