Metro Power Outage: Train Offloaded At Brentwood Yard; Train Disabled At Tenleytown

10:31 PM, Sep 19, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- A Metro power outage caused dozens of passengers to be offloaded from a train at the Brentwood yard and train problems at the Tenleytown Metro station on Wednesday morning.

Metro spokesperson Dan Stessel says 60 passengers were offloaded from a train that stopped on the tracks at approximately 9 a.m. at the Brentwood yard due to a Metro's power outage issues.

DC fire officials told us they were checking the welfare of two elderly passengers and one person was taken to Providence Hospital. Fire and EMS crews were evaluating other people at the scene.

A disabled Red Line train had to be moved at Tenleytown, adding to delays on the Red Line. 

"It was scary. The train kept stopping in the middle of a tunnel. We were stuck for minutes," explained Atlanta resident Gabrielle Andrews.

Metro tweeted that some trains would be "expressed/skip stations" at the end of the Red Line to help alleviate delays. Red Line train speeds were also reduced to 35 miles per hour as Metro crews investigated the power problems.

Metro also tweeted this statement: "We recognize today was a rough morning for Red Line customers. We are investigating the cause of the power issues. Thank you."

Shortly before 12:30 p.m., Metro said that normal service on the Red Line was being restored and trains were traveling at normal speeds again.

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