Service restored on Green Line after power problem

Commuters on Metrorail saw a brief delay to the start of their weekend due to a power problem on the Green Line. Here’s what you need to know.

Crews restored power between the Navy Yard and Branch Avenue stations, after an “unauthorized subject” tampered with power sources at the Southern Avenue Station around 3:30 p.m. on Friday.

Metro Transit Police said a person is in custody.

Metro provided additional shuttle buses along the Green Line while service was suspended.

Earlier Friday, the Eastern Market Metro station was temporarily evacuated and riders faced disruptions on a portion of the Blue, Orange and Silver Line after it appears someone set fire to a train seat.

WTOP’s Abigail Constantino contributed to this report. 

Juan Herrera

Juan Herrera is an associate producer for WTOP News. He joined the radio news team in 2021 after previously working for WMAL News as a news assistant. He is a graduate of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.

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