Update, 2:25 p.m.: As of around 2:10 p.m., Orange, Blue, and Silver line trains are no longer single tracking. Sherri Ly, a spokesperson for Metro, said the issue was not related to yesterday’s derailment at Smithsonian station and that it “was not in the same area [of the tracks].” Ly added that riders should expect residual delays for about 15 minutes in either direction, and that this afternoon’s single-tracking between McPherson Square and Federal Center stations lasted for about two hours. She did not have specific information about the track issue at this time.

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Just minutes after trains on Metro’s Orange and Silver lines were no longer single tracking due to yesterday’s non-passenger-train derailment and a power outage between the East and West Falls Church stations this morning, WMATA reports another track problem has sprung up at Smithsonian:

Orange, Blue, and Silver line trains are again single tracking between McPherson Square and Federal Center, causing delays in both directions. The cause of this track problem—and Thursday’s derailment—are still unknown. A time frame for when this new issue will be resolved was not immediately available.

Suffice it to say Metro commuters on the country’s second-largest rail system are having a bad week. TGIF? (If you can make it to Happy Hour, that is.)

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