Blue Line resumes normal schedule for Thursday morning commute

Blue Line service has returned to normal schedule in time for the Thursday morning commute.

Repairs to the damaged catenary wires and a section of track along the Metro Blue Line that restricted trains to every 20 minutes since Monday afternoon were completed in the early morning hours. The section of track and overhead power supply at the Gage Ave. crossing underwent a series of tests before service was allowed to return, reports Bruce Shelburne, a rail operations director.

What was happening: Damage to the overhead catenary wires and a section of track Monday afternoon stalled a Blue Line train at the Gage Avenue crossing between the Florence and Washington stations.  Hampered by weather conditions, the train was towed late Monday evening and repairs got underway. Trains were using a single track between the Washington and Florence stations, causing 20-minute delays in the normal weekday schedule.