“Possible” metro delays due to network problem


All DC Metro lines could experience delays Wednesday morning due to a technical glitch causing problems monitoring train movements, Metro staff said.

Metro initially told travelers at 7:55 a.m. to expect “significant delayson all lines and allow for additional travel time. Delays are now “possible”, Metro spokesman Ian Jannetta said in an email.

The network issue “intermittently prevents train operations from accurately monitoring train movements throughout the system,” Jannetta wrote, but she said the trains were moving.

The issue may also result in inaccuracies in arrival times listed on Metro’s website, Metro officials said. said on Twitter. Travelers should rely on station signs for arrival information.

Metro staff are investigating, Metro spokeswoman Sherri Ly said via email, and there is no estimate for a full network restoration. No congestion at stations was reported.

Earlier this week, Metrorail’s regulatory agency opened an investigation into Metro’s handling of a track fire that shut down a section of the Red Line between Saturday and Monday.

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