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Red Line Derailment: Commuters Vent Frustrations on Twitter

A portion of the Red Line was shut down Friday morning due to an overnight derailment, The Washington Post reports.

WUSA9 reporter Andrea McCarren sent out this tweet from the scene of a Metro train derailment, which caused a portion of the Red Line to be shut down on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013.
WUSA9 reporter Andrea McCarren sent out this tweet from the scene of a Metro train derailment, which caused a portion of the Red Line to be shut down on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013.

Due to an overnight derailment, Red Line train service between Fort Totten and NoMa-Gallaudet stations was shut down Friday morning, The Washington Post reported.

An empty Metro train derailed between the Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland stations, the newspaper reported.

There were no reports of injuries.

>>>See: Train derailment shuts down part of Red Line at WashingtonPost.com.

As Metro crews worked on the line, officials arranged for shuttles—they told The Post it could be several hours before normal service was restored—and frazzled commuters and reporters from around the District region took to Twitter. We’ve compiled those tweets here.

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