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.
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