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Metro had two trains travel to the wrong-colored line stations after a problem with a signal on Monday and Tuesday, spokesperson Sherri Ly said.
On Tuesday morning, riders on a Blue Line train had to switch trains after an issue with the signal led to the train traveling to the wrong station, spokesperson Sherri Ly said. Blue Line riders found themselves at Court House Station, on the Orange and Silver lines.
“Due to a signal issue outside Rosslyn, a Blue Line train was misrouted towards Vienna in the proper direction of train travel,” Ly said. “There was no safety issue. The train offloaded at Court House, and customers boarded a train in the opposite direction to Rosslyn, where they could transfer to the Blue Line to continue their trip.”
That train wasn’t the only train that misrouted this week.
On Monday, a similar problem occurred after a train departed Rosslyn Station, except the signal problem led to a disruption of the trips of Silver Line riders.
“A similar incident occurred Monday, when a Silver Line train bound for Wiehle-Reston East was routed in the direction of Franconia-Springfield instead,” Ly said. “Customers were offloaded at Arlington Cemetery, resulting in an eight-minute delay.”
Arlington Cemetery Station is a stop only on the Blue Line.
“Metro is working to address the signal issue and has procedures in place to ensure the safe movement of trains,” Ly said. “Appropriate corrective action has been taken.”
Metro spokesperson Ron Holzer said Wednesday he did not know whether the problematic signal near Rosslyn Station was broken.
Holzer said he did not know the number of passengers on either of the misrouted trains from this week.