- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A man was struck by a train and killed at the Gallery Place Metro rail station Wednesday, causing hours of delays for morning commuters.

Metro officials said at about 8 a.m. a man intentionally put himself in the way of a northbound train. Emergency crews arrived on scene, and train were single tracked between Mount Vernon Square and the Archives train stations until 11 a.m.

The Gallery Place-Chinatown station, located at the Verizon Center, is one of the busiest stops in the transportation system, moving more than 25,000 riders a week. The station is a transfer point for the Red, Yellow, and Green lines, and its central downtown location makes it a popular stop for tourists.

Officials said riders should expect residual delays, and suggested that Yellow Line riders in Virginia should try the Blue Line to avoid a wait.