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.

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