Girl Intentionally Jumps onto Tracks in Eastern Market Station

Girl Intentionally Jumps onto Tracks in Eastern Market Station

WASHINGTON — The Orange, Blue and Silver lines experienced delays Thursday morning after a teen girl intentionally jumped onto tracks in front of a train at Eastern Market, officials said.

Witnesses said when they saw the girl jump on the tracks, then they ran to the station manager for help.

The train operator was able to stop and there were no visible injuries on the girl, officials said. She was transported to the hospital.


Trains were single-tracking between Eastern Market and Federal Center due to the incident Eastern Market station for most of the morning commute, Metrorail tweeted.

According to Metrorail, service has resumed on all lines.

Metrorail says riders had the option of taking buses 30N, 30S, 32, 34, 36, 39, 90 and 92 from Eastern Market via 8th St. and Pennsylvania.

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