Metro resumes regular service on the Red Line after Monday’s derailment

WASHINGTON — Metro has resumed regular service on the Red Line on Tuesday after single tracking through the morning rush hour.

Red Line trains were single tracking between Judiciary Square and Farragut North after a train derailed about 500 feet from the Metro Center platform on Monday morning.

As of 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, all the repairs were completed, and equipment and personnel had been cleared, according to Metro.

Investigators believe the derailment was caused by a break in the steel rail, which broke apart after the first four rail cars passed over it. No injuries were reported but dozens of passengers were stranded for about an hour and a half before being safely evacuated to Metro Center.

Passengers that were on the train that derailed on Monday will get fare refunds, according to Metro spokesperson Dan Stessel.

Tuesday’s delays sparked outrage online from Metro commuters. See what some Red Line passengers had to say about the delays on Twitter.

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