Bad Weekend for Metro

With the track work continuing between Stadium Armory and Addison Road/Seat Pleasant, forcing trains down to one track for that section of the Blue Line, and the earlier Red Line tragedy that claimed a life of a maintenance worker, Metro is a shambles of its normal self today

Currently, Dupont Circle and Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan are closed as part of that tragedy and Metro is running a shuttle between Farragut North and Cleveland Park to keep the system intact. The worker who was killed was found beneath the last car of the train, and the DC Fire Department was working to recover the body. This is the second such issue in 9 months, when another track worker was killed in an accident at Braddock Road Station.

I was very sorry to hear about this tragedy and my thoughts are with the worker’s family today.

Metro has not given an ETA for the reopening of Dupont or Woodley Park, but it is expected they’ll be returned to service before the end of the day.

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