A Metro train on the Red Line has derailed outside the Silver Spring station, officials say. The Montgomery County fire department is checking passengers for potential injuries.
There were no immediate reports of serious injuries, fire department spokesman Pete Piringer said. Firefighters helped Metro riders evacuate from the train. The conductor and at least one passenger were stuck in one train car because the doors were jammed shut, Piringer said.
#BREAKING @wmata train derailment #SilverSpring station. #7000 series train redline service stopped @mcfrs on scene. @nbcwashington @Chopper4Brad pic.twitter.com/3IczcZOsgd
Train service is suspended between the Takoma Park and Wheaton stations. Metro riders should expect delays. Drivers also should expect delays, as roads in the area are closed amid the response.
UPDATED: Red Line Delay: Train service suspended btwn Takoma & Wheaton due to a derailment outside Silver Spring. Expect delays.