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.
OR/SV customers with the option may consider walking to Clarendon from Ballston & Virginia Sq. Approximately 20 min walk. #wmata
— Metrorail Info (@Metrorailinfo) February 28, 2018
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.”
— Unsuck DC Metro (@unsuckdcmetro) February 28, 2018
Another day, another Metro meltdown 🚇… one train is still on the platform and another train is 50 ft behind and unloading ALL passengers from the first car at #Ballston @ARLnowDOTcom @nbcwashington @WTOPtraffic @ARLnowDOTcom @unsuckdcmetro @Metrorailinfo #wmata pic.twitter.com/JAodcwWnvV
— Chris Chërn (@dcitty) February 28, 2018