UPDATED: August 6, 2015 8:44 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Metro says limited service has resumed nearly nine hours after a train derailed in downtown D.C., snarling the morning commute.

A train that wasn’t carrying passengers derailed Monday morning, causing major delays and crowding on the orange, blue and silver lines during the morning rush. Metro says orange, blue and silver line trains will be sharing a single track between six busy downtown stations until further notice.

Significant delays remained on all three lines during the afternoon rush hour.

The Smithsonian and Federal Triangle stations were closed, but reopened around 8:15 p.m.

Metro announced the derailment around 5:40 a.m. and says the train’s operator was not injured.

Buses were sent to several stations during the morning rush as crowds filled the sidewalks.

Metro advised commuters to seek alternative modes of transportation.

Silver line trains are operating between Wiehle-Reston East and East Falls Church only and riders should transfer to the orange line to continue their commute.

Boarding locations for shuttle buses
Federal Center – 3rd St & D St SW
L’Enfant Plaza – 7th St & D St SW
Smithsonian – 12th & Independence Ave SW
Federal Triangle – 12th & Pennsylvania Ave NW
Metro Center – 11th & G St NW
McPherson Square – 14th & I St NW

All regular-route Metrobus service in downtown D.C. will allow affected rail passengers to ride free to their destinations.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

This is a developing story.

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