Metro Restores Blue Line Service After Suspension

UPDATED: Aug. 15, 2014 10:15 a.m.

LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — Metro has restored Blue Line service for all trains heading into the District from Virginia after it was suspended for more than an hour Friday morning.

Metro officials say a cracked third-rail between the Arlington National Cemetery and Rosslyn stations disabled four trains heading in the direction of Largo Town Center before 9 a.m. Crews were able to repair the issue and restore service by 10 a.m.

During the suspension, Metro was advising riders to take the Yellow Line as an alternate route and transfer at L’Enfant Plaza.

Officials say delays were at least 30 minutes long for some trains on the Blue, Orange and Silver lines during the suspension.

“At least four Blue Line trains have become mechanically disabled this morning, resulting in significant delays that also affect Orange and Silver line trains,” WMATA said in a statement.

Large crowds grew on the platforms at most Blue Line stations in Virginia during the delay.

Blue Line trains traveling from Largo to Franconia-Springfield continued to operate.

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