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Cracked 3rd Rail on Red Line Causes Big Delays, Frustrates Riders

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Metro faced harsh criticism from riders after a cracked third rail caused significant delays on the Red Line this morning.

Trains were forced to single track between the NoMa-Gallaudet and Fort Totten stations due to rail damage near the Rhode Island Avenue Station.

Metro says repairs were completed and normal service was restored around 7:50 a.m.

Riders experienced delays of up to 30 minutes. Many slammed the service on Twitter, griping about long waits in crowded stations.

Residual delays are expected to continue. Officials say the Green Line is a good alternate between the Fort Totten and Gallery Place stations.

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