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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.