Early this morning, a non-passenger train derailed at the Smithsonian Metrorail Station causing massive delays (including to yours truly). Metro has now restored partial service between McPherson Square and Federal Center SW stations using a single track.
Trains will operate as follows:
- Orange Line: Trains running in both directions between Vienna and New Carrollton. Trains will run less frequently than normal due to single tracking and will bypass Federal Triangle and Smithsonian stations.
- Blue Line: Trains running in both directions between Franconia-Springfield and Largo Town Center. Trains will run less frequently than normal due to single tracking and will bypass Federal Triangle and Smithsonian stations.
- Silver Line: Trains will run ONLY between Wiehle-Reston East and East Falls Church. Silver Line riders traveling between DC and Virginia should transfer to/from Orange Line trains at East Falls Church.
Federal Triangle & Smithsonian Stations Remain Closed
- In the interest of reducing train delays through the single tracking area, two stations — Federal Triangle and Smithsonian — will remain closed.
- All Orange and Blue line trains will run non-stop between Metro Center and L’Enfant Plaza (bypassing Federal Triangle and Smithsonian).
- Free shuttle buses will run in a continuous loop between Metro Center, Federal Triangle, Smithsonian and L’Enfant Plaza. (Federal Triangle is a 0.3 mile walk to Metro Center. Smithsonian is a 0.4 mile walk to L’Enfant Plaza.)
- NOTE: Only riders traveling to/from Federal Triangle or Smithsonian need to use shuttle bus service. All other riders can remain on the train.
For more information, visit this link.
(Photo by Elvert Barnes, on Flickr)