Delayed Red line passengers exit train in tunnel

Two people got out of the train and walked to the next station during delays Tuesday night.

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Two Red Line passengers on a delayed train pulled the emergency door release and exited the train late Tuesday night, according to Metro. 

The incident happened around 10 p.m. Tuesday when a Red Line train headed to Shady Grove had just left the Farragut North station. 

According to Metro officials there was a switch problem somewhere between Farragut North and Dupont Circle. The train was then pulled into a pocket track inside of the tunnel. 

Metro said two passengers pulled the emergency door released in one of the cars and got off the train. They started walking back up the track to Farragut North. 

Crews had to go searching for the two people and help them get back safely to Farragut North station. 

The incident caused a 30 minute delay, according to Metro. 

 


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