One contractor died and two Metro employees were injured in a welding accident in a red line subway tunnel between Union Station and the Judiciary Square stop early Sunday, the transit agency said.
Metro says riders on the red and orange lines can expect longer waits this weekend.
President Barack Obama traveled to Sweden on Wednesday ahead of the G20 Summit as he is seeking international support for a military strike against Syria for use of chemical weapons. Obama landed in Stockholm to meet with Swedish Prime Minister John Fredrik Reinfeldt for a press conference on their shared views for international action in Syria.
Metro is warning of major disruptions on the red line after a train with no passengers aboard derailed overnight.
Track work and major delays are nothing new on Metro, but an even larger problem could be looming for the Red Line.
Maryland’s incoming transportation secretary says he’s confident in the prospects of building the Purple Line in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, now that the state has new revenue to help pay for the light rail project.
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania on Thursday urged strong action in Syria now that the White House has said it has conclusive evidence that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime has used chemical weapons against opposition forces.
Metro says passengers should expect to wait longer than usual for trains this weekend while work is being conducted, and three stations on the red line will be closed.
Metro says a mechanical problem started a fire on train at the Silver Spring station that disrupted red line service between Takoma and Forest Glen.
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.