Red line issues overnight, no service disruptions for morning commute
Metro dealt once again with trouble on its red line overnight, just one week after a derailed train created havoc during the morning rush hour.
Firefighters were called early Friday morning to the Rhode Island Avenue station, responding to a call from a citizen who said they had heard an explosion. Metro officials said the noise was a result of equipment making contact with the electrified third rail. The official also said the incident caused no injuries and that there will be no disruption to Friday morning service.
The Rhode Island Avenue stop was one of two stations that had to be shut down through the morning rush hour last Friday due to a derailed train. The station will also be included in WMATA's weekend track work schedule, which will include shuttle buses replacing trains between Rhode Island Avenue and Judiciary Square.