WASHINGTON - Train service was temporarily suspended Friday afternoon between the McPherson Square and Federal Center SW stations after reports of smoke, sparks and flames on the tracks at Metro Center.
Metro said an arcing insulator incident occurred on the lower level of the station and passengers were evacuated from that area. The upper level of the station remained open.
New-Source says firefighters found minor electrical issue on Blue Orange line track bed. Smoke dissipated.— Paul Wagner (@Fox5Wagner) September 23, 2016
Rail service was being affected on the Blue, Orange and Silver lines. Shuttle buses are being provided for passengers.
Blue/Orange Lines: Trains single tracking btwn Federal Triangle & McPherson Sq due to fire department activity at Metro Ctr. Expect delays.— Metrorail Info (@Metrorailinfo) September 23, 2016
OR/BL: Train service restored McPherson Sq-Fed Triangle, with single tracking. SV running Wiehle-Ballston only. 6:03p #wmata— Metrorail Info (@Metrorailinfo) September 23, 2016
The fire department responded to Metro Center as a precaution, according to Metro.
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