Metro: Red Line Still Single-Tracking, Expect Delays


Metro warned riders of the Red Line to allow for extra time to get to work Thursday, as single-tracking continued between the Twinbrook and Grosvenor stations.

The warning follows hours of single-tracking on the line that led to delays and packed platforms Wednesday.

Metro tweeted Thursday morning that work had continued to fix the track overnight, and they were preparing a test train to see if the track could be put back into service.

"For now, good idea to plan on some extra time on Red Line this AM," @Metrorail tweeted.

The problem is due to a "slippery rail" problem. A foam-filled tire on a piece of equipment used during overnight construction created a slick surface on the rails, Metro said.

A track problem near the Grosvenor station had also caused delays of as much as 30 minutes Wednesday morning.

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