Tracking Metro meltdowns
Metro riders have endured troubled commutes in recent months caused by switch problems, broken rails and derailments, among other issues. When these problems lead to single-tracking or suspension of some rail service, riders encounter lengthy waits and massive crowding. Metro has embarked upon an aggressive $5 billion capital improvement push to rehab the aging rail system, work that includes replacing miles of rails while also fixing leaks and repairing platforms.
Here's a look back at some of the headaches that have plagued Metro riders in recent months.