Rhode Island Ave. Station to remain closed through Friday
UPDATE: Metro announced that the Rhode Island Metro Station will remain closed at least through the end of the day on Friday. This announcement came after two incidents involving falling concrete and a metal bracket.
Riders traveling to or from the station should allow for additional travel time or seek alternative options. Red Line trains will bypass the station and free shuttle buses will be available between Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland Stations.
WASHINGTON, DC — Metro trains are bypassing the Rhode Island Ave Metro station on the Red Line due to falling debris at the station, less than a day after the station had closed for the same reason and then been re-opened.
Trains will bypass the station through close of service Thursday night, according to Metrorail.
The station remained closed most of Wednesday due to debris falling from the mezzanine. At 1:43 a.m. Thursday morning, they had tweeted that the station had re-opened. So far, there is no word on when it will be re-opened for a second time.
Delays should be expected in both directions on the Red Line, and shuttle buses are being provided. No one has reported injuries due to the falling debris.