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Post Labor Day Metro Red Line Delays Expected

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Today is the so-called "triple T"--terrible traffic Tuesday, when schools, Congress, and vacationers all return from summer holiday. The commute is expected to be tedious, especially given the on-going repairs to Metro's red line.

The red line has been undergoing repairs since June 22nd, when two trains collided near the Fort Totten station, killing nine people. As a result, Red Line trains are traveling at reduced speeds.

Metro spokesman Steven Taubenkibel says commuters face slower trips while the red line tracks and sensors are being fixed.

Riders are not looking forward to taking the metro post-Labor Day. One rider from Maryland, who identified herself as Claire, says she changed her schedule even over the summer, when ridership was low, to accommodate the slowdowns.

Metro says commuters who use the blue, green, orange and yellow lines should have no trouble.

Jamila Bey reports...

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