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01/26/2012 08:25 am ET Updated Mar 27, 2012

Major Red Line Delays Due To Cracked Rail; Repairs Should Be Finished For PM Rush

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WASHINGTON -- Riders on Metrorail's Red Line fumed Thursday morning as a cracked track at the Tenleytown-AU station caused massive delays on the busy transit route linking downtown and Maryland's Montgomery County.

Trains shared the same track between the Van Ness-UDC and Friendship Heights stations as repairs were made.

Regular service resumed at 12:30 p.m, according to a Metro advisory.

To help ease the crunch during the morning rush, Metro had some Red Line trains turn back at Farragut North to avoid the single tracking zone.

Commuters experienced significant delays all morning, with trains being held at stations 10 to 20 minutes at a time as they tried to get through the bottleneck.

This post has been updated to reflect that repairs have been completed and Red Line service returned to normal around 12:30 p.m.

WASHINGTON -- Riders on Metrorail's Red Line fumed Thursday morning as a cracked track at the Tenleytown-AU station caused massive delays on the busy transit route linking downtown and Maryland's Montgomery County.

Trains shared the same track between the Van Ness-UDC and Friendship Heights stations as repairs were made.

Regular service resumed at 12:30 p.m, according to a Metro advisory.

To help ease the crunch during the morning rush, Metro had some Red Line trains turn back at Farragut North to avoid the single tracking zone.

Commuters experienced significant delays all morning, with trains being held at stations 10 to 20 minutes at a time as they tried to get through the bottleneck.

This post has been updated to reflect that repairs have been completed and Red Line service returned to normal around 12:30 p.m.

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