Metro, other rail lines face Tuesday-morning delays

WASHINGTON — Tuesday morning was a rough one for people traveling by the rails, with delays and cancellations on Metro, Virginia Railway Express and MARC.

A cracked rail on Metro’s Red Line near the Friendship Heights station led to single-tracking between the Van Ness and Friendship Heights stations until about 10:30 a.m. Outbound trains are bypassing Tenleytown in order to ease the delays, but riders are tweeting about delays of 30 minutes or more at some stations.

On VRE, a car got stuck on the tracks in Manassas, leading to serious delays.

And MARC canceled Trains 844 and 847 on the Camden Line due to mechanical problems.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2013 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He's the author of "A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set" and "I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival."

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