Blue Line service suspended due to Metro train derailment; 1 person injured

Metro service on the Blue Line was suspended Tuesday night between Pentagon and Foggy Bottom due to a train derailment and officials say there will be no rail service between the Rosslyn and Pentagon stations on Thursday after also suspending service Wednesday.

Free shuttle buses will replace trains between Rosslyn, Arlington Cemetery and Pentagon stations.

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Officials received a report of a disabled Blue Line train around 4:53 p.m. in the tunnel between Rosslyn and Arlington Cemetery stations.

Upon inspection, it was determined that the train has partially derailed.

Fire Department and Metro personnel responded to the scene. One patient was transported from the scene to an area hospital in stable condition.

Blue Line service will operate between Franconia-Springfield and Mt. Vernon Square stations only on Wednesday.

Orange Line service will operate normally between Vienna and New Carrollton stations, and Silver Line service will operate normally between Wiehle-Reston East and Largo Town Center stations.


NTSB will investigate the derailment.