More than 100 people were stranded for nearly an hour and a half on a Metro train Friday afternoon in Northeast D.C.
The incident occurred around 4 p.m. near the Rhode Island Metro Station. A metro spokesman said the train became disabled 100 yards from the elevated station after a “mechanical issue.”
There was no collision, and no train cars separated, the spokesman said.
Metro incident @wmata Rhode Island Ave station NE. Disabled Metro train. Some passengers self evacuated. All passengers now off the train. 1 transported & others assessed, all for minor medical issues. #DCsBravest assisted Metro and are clearing the scene. pic.twitter.com/v38r6Ao1UL
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) March 26, 2021
Passengers remained on the train until engineers helped evacuated them at around 5:20 p.m.
Two people received medical treatment for minor injuries, according to Metro. D.C. Fire and EMS Department said nobody was were not taken to the hospital.
Trains on the Red Line single-tracked around the incident until after 6 p.m., causing travel delays.
Metro said the investigation into the incident is ongoing.