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More Metro Problems Friday Morning

by ARLnow.com — August 7, 2015 at 9:35 am 1,720 0

Metro logo on an Orange Line stationIt is another morning of big problems for Metrorail commuters.

Just as Metro was recovering from yesterday’s derailment in D.C., a train became stranded between the East Falls Church and West Falls Church stations around 6 a.m. due to a reported power problem.

Arlington firefighters helped to unload passengers, who walked down the tracks to the East Falls Church station.

Orange and Silver Line service was suspended between the two station for more than an hour. Trains are now single-tracking between the two stations, with delays in both directions. The train that lost power is still sitting helplessly on the track.

Orange and Silver Line commuters weren’t the only ones affected by Metro problems this morning. A Yellow Line train suffered a reported brake problem at National Airport around 7:30 a.m. The train was offloaded and taken out of service, but not before causing delays.

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