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Major Silver Line Delays After Teen Jumps Onto Tracks Downtown

by Karen Goff March 24, 2016 at 9:10 am 4 Comments

Wiehle Reston-East Metro/Credit: Mike HeffnerThere are major delays on the Silver Line this morning after a teenage girl apparently jumped in front of a Metro train at DC’s Eastern Market station.

Orange, Blue and Silver line trains are single-tracking between Eastern Market and Federal Center SW due what Metro is calling “a medical emergency” at the station.

As of 8:45 a.m., Silver Line trains operating are operating between Wiehle-Reston East and Ballston only and not entering the District.  Metro advises using Orange/Blue Lines from other stations.

Metro train/Reston Now file photo

  • splattyMcSplatSplat

    Talk about selfish, if you want to commit suicide do it in the privacy of your own home where you do not impact thousands of others

    • Guest

      Talk about selfish, if you want to pointlessly make ignorant nasty comments about someone struggling with suicide do it in the privacy of your own home where you no one can see how vile you are.

      • splattyMcSplatSplat

        The only difference is my comment didn’t make anyone late for work. Or traumatize a METRO operator. Or divert resources. But you’re right, shame on me.

    • Charlotte

      Please educate yourself on mental illness, which is not a choice but a physical illness that effects the brain — https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions/Depression

      And for those who need help please call the NAMI Helpline: 800-950-6264

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