Track defect found overnight disrupts morning Orange, Silver, and Blue line train service

At about 4:00 AM EDT on Thursday, November 2, 2017, a track defect was reported on the elevated inbound track of the Blue, Orange, and Silver lines enroute to Stadium-Armory station. The defect was severe enough to require immediate removal of the track from service. … More Track defect found overnight disrupts morning Orange, Silver, and Blue line train service

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Cracked Rail on Orange/Silver Line

At about 8:30AM EDT on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Rail Operations Control Center (ROCC) received an indication of a track circuit failure on the outbound track of the Orange/Silver line between Ballston and East Falls Church stations. Several trains performed visual inspections while traveling outbound. At about 9:25AM, … More Cracked Rail on Orange/Silver Line

Morning rush hour delays on the OR/SV/BL lines, October 23rd

Two track defects identified overnight Saturday caused Orange, Silver, and Blue line trains to experience up to around 15 minutes of delay Monday morning as they traversed eastbound through the rail system into DC. The delays were caused by a 15mph speed restriction departing Rosslyn towards Foggy Bottom, which caused congestion and forced trains to … More Morning rush hour delays on the OR/SV/BL lines, October 23rd

New 35 MPH Speed Restrictions on RD/BL/OR/SV Lines

On Sunday, August 13, 2017 the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) implemented a blanket order reducing the maximum authorized speed of trains to thirty-five (35) miles per hour in the following locations: RED Line: Medical Center > Union Station ORANGE Line: Rosslyn > Minnesota Ave BLUE/SILVER Lines: Rosslyn > Benning Rd Allow for additional … More New 35 MPH Speed Restrictions on RD/BL/OR/SV Lines

Event Review on Blue Line Train 416 offload at Crystal City on August 2, 2017

On Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at about 5:50 p.m. EDT, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Blue Line Train 416 was offloaded at Crystal City due to a failure of the public address and passenger emergency intercom systems. During the offload process, the train operator and a rail car maintenance employee were rushed by the … More Event Review on Blue Line Train 416 offload at Crystal City on August 2, 2017