West Hyattsville update 3 - All weekend track work cancelled
All previously announced weekend track work has been cancelled for the weekend of July 6-8, 2012.
Metro is advising customers traveling to Nationals Park this evening to consider using Capitol South Station on the Orange and Blue lines as an alternate to avoid Green Line delays.
At this time, service remains suspended on the Green Line between Fort Totten and Prince George's Plaza stations. Shuttle buses are substituting for trains in that area. In addition, all Metrorail trains in above-ground areas are being slowed to 35 mph as a precaution.
Updates to follow.
Earlier releases follow:
West Hyattsville update 2
All passengers have been evacuated from the incident train as of 5:40 p.m. There are no reported injuries.
Metro is imposed an immediate 35 mph speed restriction on trains operating in all above-ground territory. As a result, Metrorail customers will experience delays on all lines.
Original release follows:
Metro responding to derailment at West Hyattsville
At approximately 4:45 p.m., an inbound Green Line train reported a derailment on approach to West Hyattsville Station. At this time, there are no reported injuries. Metro Transit Police and Prince George's Plaza Fire Department are on the scene evacuating approximately 55 passengers from the train.
Green Line service is temporarily suspended between Fort Totten and Prince George's Plaza. Shuttle buses are en route.
Updates will follow.
News release issued at 5:55 pm, July 6, 2012.