Metro Derailment Closes Some Red Line Stations
Metro's Red Line will be closed between the Fort Totten and NoMa-Gallaudet stations Friday until further notice due to the overnight derailment of a nonpassenger train.
There will be be limited shuttle bus service between the Fort Totten, Brookland, Rhode Island Avenue, and NoMa-Gallaudet stations, but passengers should expect significant delays to their commutes, according to a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority press release.
Trains between the Shady Grove and NoMa-Gallaudet stations and the Glenmont and Fort Totten stations will run every six minutes during the morning rush hour.
WMATA reports the train derailed while it was being transferred from one rail yard to another. The accident damaged track equipment around the Rhode Island Station, specifically the third rail, signal cables, and track components.
The cause of the derailment is currently under investigation.
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