Disabled train briefly shuts down Orange, Silver Line Metro service

WASHINGTON — Metrorail was warning people not to use Metrorail Wednesday morning after a disabled train briefly shuttered service on the Orange and Silver lines between East Falls Church and Clarendon in Virginia.

The disabled train was at Ballston.

Service was restored around 8:35 a.m.

In a series of tweets, Metrorail offered a variety of alternatives. Though a tweet suggesting riders walk to Calrendon elicited the most jeers.

The shutdown started shortly before 8 a.m. and was lifted about a half hour later.

But according to WTOP readers, the issues started much earlier.

Twitter user Todd Huse said trouble was brewing around 7:15 a.m.

Which prompted the Unsuck DC Metro account to add: “‘briefly’ lol.”



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