WASHINGTON (WAVY) – Metro suspended service on the Blue and Yellow lines Friday, between Potomac Yard and National Airport, because of a derailed train.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) said in a post on X at 11:25 a.m. that service would be suspended in both directions on both lines pending an investigation.
Shortly before 1 p.m. they reported that the train service was resuming with single tracking between National Airport and Potomac Yard. The Blue and Yellow line service will operate every 24 minutes. They promised passengers they would get home tonight.
The disabled train was located near the National Airport.
The agency said approximately 50 customers on the derailed train were transferred by shuttle to another train to continue their trip.
Shuttle buses are available:
- National Airport – Bus Bay D
- Potomac Yard Northbound – Potomac Ave & Evans Ln
- Southbound – Potomac Ave & Evans Ln
No injuries have been reported.
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