Yesterday Green and Yellow Line trains were sharing a track due to a fire on the tracks between the Archives and L’Enfant Plaza stations, creating delays for workers as the afternoon rush gets underway.
Trains were single-tracking between the Mount Vernon Square and L’Enfant Plaza stations, so riders on these lines should be ready for delays of 15 to 20 minutes, said Metro spokesman Dan Stessel.
The initial report is of a small debris fire on the northbound tracks, Stessel said, though he added that this was the first report and could change. The D.C. Fire Department is on the scene, he said.
Riders trying to leave the District for Virginia on the Yellow Line should consider taking the Blue Line as an alternative, Stessel said.
“There’s a small fire, it’s in the tunnel itself,” he said. “It’s not affecting the stations, L’Enfant Plaza or Archives.”
There have been some reports of smoke on the station platforms, but he said Metro is ventilating the stations with tunnel fans and the stations remain open.
Why does Metro have trains going to Grosvenor?? This station is just a few station stops before the end of the line, and with the way Metro is designed (One track in each direction) the trains that let off at Grosvenor still have to pass the last stations on the line to get to the train yard.
I guess that’s why I don’t run a subway system cause I think it’s dumb!