Friday, March 13, 2009

ALERT: Orange Blue Line Delays

This doesn't sound good.

WTOP confirms the passenger was killed.

WaPo reporting that as of 2:40, "there is no Blue or Orange Line service between Foggy Bottom and Federal Triangle."

Blue and Orange line riders are facing delays this afternoon after a person was hit by a train at the McPherson Square station around 1:15 p.m, according to a Metro press release.

"There is no train service to the McPherson Square station while emergency crews respond. Metro is setting up free shuttle bus service from the Foggy Bottom Metrorail station to the Federal Triangle Metrorail station to help passengers around the incident area. The buses will stop at Foggy Bottom, Farragut West, McPherson Square, Metro Center and Federal Triangle.

Passengers can expect delays throughout the afternoon as Metro continues to investigate."

We wonder if Metro is going to call every rescue, police, fire and other emergency response vehicle in Christendom to respond to this and make a bad situation worse.

In Virginia, we know it takes at least four patrol cars and one blocked lane of traffic to issue a speeding ticket.


Anonymous said...

I just walked by there, and it's a mess

Janice Tate said...

Metro will no doubt get to the bottom of this next month

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