Metro Train Stuck Under Potomac; Blue, Silver and Orange Lines Disrupted

by Karen Goff April 14, 2016 at 3:16 pm 2 Comments

Metro SIlver Line Map/Credit: Metro

Update 3:33 p.m. Thursday: After single tracking for 30 minutes, Metro said the empty train car was removed and full service restored as of 3:31 p.m.

However, Metro said to expect residual delays for a while this afternoon.

Original story: Service has been stalled on Metro’s Silver, Orange and Blue lines as of about 3 p.m. because a train is stuck in a tunnel under the Potomac River near Rosslyn station.

Fox5 DC reported at 3 p.m that the train had been stuck for the last hour.

Metro said shortly after that all passengers have been offloaded in the tunnel and the train will be moved.

Meanwhile, service is disrupted in both directions. Plan ahead for your commute home.

Reston Now will have more information when it becomes available.

  • Greg

    Just when we thought it could get no worse at Metro. It has.

    This was one of the brand new trains. Metro did not know where the train was. Or if it was stuck under the Potomac River. How could Metro lose an entire train when there are sensors, cameras, cell phones, radios, GPS devices, and computers everywhere in Metro?

    • Fred Scuttle

      Metro Chief: “I can’t tell my sphincter from a pothole, and Metro’s as broke as our trains, escalators, and elevators, but let’s go ahead and build the Purple Line for a couple billion bucks. I mean, what’s the harm in adding another 10 or 20 miles of rail we won’t maintain properly to a system that already is failing?”


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