Friday, March 27, 2009

MAJOR Red Line Delays Tonight

Metro just announced that the Red Line is facing major delays due to the derailment of two trains between Bethesda and Medical Center. The first train stopped due to a "mechanical difficulty" while inbound toward Bethesda. When the rescue train arrived, it was discovered that the last car of the first train had derailed. Somehow, the rescue train's first car also derailed.

Passengers are currently being taken off of the first train (the rescue train was empty). Red Line trains are single-tracking around the derailments, and are sharing the same track between Friendship Heights and Medical Center.

If you're traveling on the Red Line, you should consider alternative transportation.
  • Buses L7 and L8 run north on Connecticut Avenue from Friendship Heights.
  • Buses J2, J3, & J4 run from Silver Spring to Bethesda.
  • Buses C2 and C4 run from Wheaton to Twinbrook.

Make sure to check your options on Metro's website. A Maryland bus map can be found here.

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