Metro service back to normal after derailment

Full service on Metro’s Green Line was restored in time for the Monday morning commute after a train derailment on Friday.

Crews worked over the weekend to repair the 1,000-foot section of damaged track. Service north of Fort Totten had been suspended since Friday afternoon, when the train derailed. Trains were able to begin single-tracking through the area shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday, spokesman Philip Stewart said.

The three-car derailment occurred near West Hyattsville station. All 55 passengers were safely evacuated, Mr. Stewart said.

The probable cause is a buckle in the track created by heat, but the investigation is ongoing, Mr. Stewart said.

A 35 mph speed restriction on all above-ground Metro tracks because of last week’s heat wave was also lifted at the start of the business day.

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