Green Line Metro Train Hits Deer, Causes Some Delays

7:07 AM, Sep 17, 2012   |    comments
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SUITLAND, Md. (WUSA) -- Metro officials say a Green Line train hit a deer on Monday morning outside Suitland. Trains were single tracking but are now going back to two-track service.

At approximately 8 a.m., Metro tweeted that riders should expect delays due to a "train obstruction" outside Suitland. Two minutes later, it gave an update that trains were single tracking between Branch Avenue and Naylor Road. 

Then, there was this tweet:

@wmata: Green Line train at Suitland made contact with a deer. As a result, trains are single tracking with delays in both directions. 

Around 8:30 a.m., Metro notified its customers via Twitter that full service was resuming and that another train was added at Congress Heights "to fill [the] service gap."

Spokesperson Dan Stessel said that there were no injuries to passengers but the deer was killed.

Stessel said that an inspection of the train found minor damage, or a few broken hoses. The hoses were tied up and the train was approved to move back to the Branch Avenue yard.

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