UPDATE 6:16 p.m. — Metro GM and CEO Randy Clarke said in an update that an item stuck on the tracks caused the derailment.
UPDATE 12:50 p.m. — According to a statement from WMATA some traffic has resumed on the blue line. Trains are operating every 12-24 minutes between Potomac Yard & Pentagon City.
Some trains are also operating every 12 minutes between Downtown Largo & Arlington Cemetery.
WASHINGTON (DC News Now) — Metro suspended service on the Blue and Yellow lines Friday after reports of a derailment.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) said in a post on X that service would be suspended in both directions for each line pending an investigation.
WMATA later confirmed that a train carrying 50 passengers derailed between Potomac Yard and Reagan National Airport.
All passengers were evacuated safely. Shuttle busses were deployed to supplement service between the two stations.