- Associated Press - Monday, June 6, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - The first rush hour during Metro’s months-long maintenance blitz had a few glitches, but officials were generally satisfied with the result.

Because of the maintenance effort, trains used just one track between East Falls Church and Ballston in northern Virginia. That meant delays and crowded trains on the orange and silver lines. Media outlets report that some commuters dealt with additional delays because of a switch program and a train with a malfunctioning door.

However, Metro Board Chairman jack Evans told commuters that whatever they did Monday, they should continue to do because things worked OK. Officials say ridership was down only about 1 percent from a typical Monday morning this time of year.

The SafeTrack program aims to make the system safer and more reliable.


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