Metro Fire Causes Rush Hour Delays

SILVER SPRING, Md. (CBSDC) — Normal track operation has been restored on Metro’s Red Line between Takoma and Forest Glen after a fire was reported underneath a car of empty train rolling into the station around 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Montgomery County Fire extinguished the fire but rail service was suspended between the Takoma and Forest Glen stations during the afternoon rush.

There was limited shuttle bus service provided between Takoma, Silver Spring and Forest Glen. Single track service was restored at 7:30 p.m., although trains continued to bypass Silver Spring Station.

The cause of the incident remains under investigation. It is believed to be mechanical in nature and foul play is not suspected.

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WNEW’s George Mesthos contributed to this report. Follow him and WNEW on Twitter.

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