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Topic - West Hyattsville Station
Metro implemented speed restrictions Tuesday afternoon because of an increased risk of heat-warped tracks, causing delays through rush hour, into the evening and possibly into Wednesday as temperatures climb.
Metro will implement weather-dictated speed limits and faster emergency response times in response to this month's heat-related incidents at College Park and West Hyattsville.
Full service on Metro's Green Line was restored in time for the Monday morning commute after a train derailment on Friday.
High temperatures caused a "heat kink" along a stretch of Metrorail track, officials said, closing a portion of Green Line service throughout the weekend and likely impacting the Monday morning rush hour.
Metro officials on Saturday said excessive heat was the probable cause for a train derailment Friday in Prince George's County.
A Metro train derailed at the West Hyattsville Station and passengers had to be evacuated during Friday afternoon's rush hour.