2022 | Transit

‘Major delays’ on all Metro lines Wednesday morning

Network problem reported around 7:25 a.m.

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This story was updated at 11 a.m. Aug. 3, 2022, to include more information.

Metro on Wednesday morning reported “network issues” that caused “major delays on all lines.”

In a post on Twitter around 7:25 a.m., Metro posted that network issues were “impacting train service” on all lines, excluding the green and yellow lines, and that customers should expect delays.

At 7:55 a.m., Metro posted an update that said riders should “expect major delays on all lines” due to the network problems.

At around 9:45 a.m. at the Silver Spring Metro station, display boards showed that a “switch problem” could be causing delays in both directions. Schedule boards that trains toward downtown Washington, D.C., and Glenmont were delayed, but continued arriving at around 6- to 10-minute intervals, as dozens as commuters and passengers stepped on board. 

Metro tweeted at around 9:30 a.m. that “Metrorail service is back operating on or close to our expected train frequencies on all lines,” adding that “Delays remain possible en route” so commuters and passengers should prepare for possible longer travel times.

No additional information was immediately available.