- Associated Press - Saturday, July 30, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Metro train derailment that injured one person is prompting service changes to be extended through Sunday.

Metro officials say service on the Orange and Silver lines between West Balls Church and Ballston will be suspended through the end of the day Sunday to allow for necessary repairs.

Officials say service is expected to be restored by 5 a.m. Monday.

Friday’s derailment happened Friday afternoon by a switch where trains begin using one track in an area where Metro is performing work as part of a major maintenance effort.

Metro spokesman Dan Stessel said Friday that a man who said he was sleeping when the train derailed was taken to a hospital with a head injury. The other 75 passengers on the train were uninjured.



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