Red Line Derailment: Commuters Vent Frustrations on Twitter

A portion of the Red Line was shut down Friday morning due to an overnight derailment, The Washington Post reports.

Metrorail. Photo courtesy of WMATA.
Metrorail. Photo courtesy of WMATA.

By Patch Editor Tiffany Arnold

Due to an overnight derailment, Red Line train service between Fort Totten and NoMa-Gallaudet stations was shut down Friday morning, The Washington Post reported.

An empty Metro train derailed between the Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland stations, the newspaper reported.

There were no reports of injuries.

>>>See: Train derailment shuts down part of Red Line at WashingtonPost.com.

As Metro crews worked on the line, officials arranged for shuttles—they told The Post it could be several hours before normal service was restored—and frazzled commuters and reporters from around the District region took to Twitter. We’ve compiled those tweets here.

Nancy August 30, 2013 at 12:22 PM
My friend had trouble getting to work, and apparently someone pulled her off the train she was on so he could get in!
Laura L Thornton (Editor) August 30, 2013 at 12:27 PM
Oh my goodness - that's horrible!


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