WMATA News Release
2:42 pm, July 17, 2012
Speed restrictions now in effect on aboveground sections of Metrorail system
Trains being slowed in the interest of customer safety
Metro has imposed a 35 mph speed restriction on aboveground portions of track on all lines as of 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. The speed restriction is expected to remain in effect through this evening's rush hour.
Customers should expect longer travel times as trains operate slower than normal in aboveground territory.