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Metro says the Red Line will run as scheduled on Monday morning after a freight train derailment Sunday morning near the Rhode Island Avenue station led to a hazardous leak.

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 MARC’s Brunswick Line, however, will suffer major delays on Monday: MARC officials say that only three trains will operate on the line Monday:
  • Train 892 (6:05 a.m. from Frederick)
  • Train 878 (6:25 a.m. from Martinsburg)
  • Train 880 (7:45 a.m. from Brunswick)

In addition, all trains on the Brunswick Line will end at Silver Spring. The Metro option will be in effect for Monday — passengers can ride free with their MARC tickets.

 MARC tickets will also be honored on MTA Commuter Buses, and officials said they were working to add buses to the 505 and 515 lines. These buses operate from Hagerstown, Frederick and Monocacy to the Shady Grove Metro station.
 Ride-On buses can take passengers from Germantown and points east to the Metro; all MARC weekly and monthly passes will be honored.

While the Penn and Camden Lines are not directly affected, MARC says Monday morning’s Camden Line Train 844 and evening Penn Line trains 428 and 447 are canceled.

 MARC will also change service on the evening outbound Brunswick Line trains:
  • Train 875 (departs Silver Spring at 4:39 p.m.)
  • Train 893 (departs Silver Spring at 5:34 p.m.)
  • Train 881 (departs Silver Spring 30 minutes late, at 7:04 p.m. The train will end in Brunswick, where riders can take EPTA buses to Harpers Ferry, Duffields and Martinsburg)

The CSX train was headed from Cumberland, Maryland, to Hamlet, North Carolina, when it derailed at about 6:40 a.m. Sunday, and 14 cars left the tracks. One tank car filled with sodium hydroxide, as well as two others filled with nonhazardous substances, leaked for several hours.

 CSX hasn’t said how long the cleanup might take; it’s also not know yet what caused the derailment.

Metro service was cancelled between the NoMa-Gallaudet and Brookland stations. Amtrak ran shuttle buses between D.C. and Pittsburgh on Sunday. Amtrak service is back to normal Monday.

 D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said at a news conference Sunday evening that all leaks had been sealed. She said that there were no air-quality or water-quality problems.
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Sodium hydroxide, also known as lye, is used in the making of soaps, nylon and textiles, as well as food production. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it can irritate or burn eyes, skin and mucous membranes.

 CSX said in a statement Sunday, “The safety of the community, first responders and CSX’s employees is our highest priority.”
source:  WTOP.com

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