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Photo of the Day: Subway Problems Aren’t Just for the Red Line

Baldwin and staff evacuated the Senate's open-air subway Tuesday

Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., and staffers evacuate their subway train after the Dirksen/Hart Senate subway line temporarily shut down around lunch time on Tuesday. The subway system was back up and running shortly afterward. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

The Senate subway is the new Red Line.

Washingtonians across the city were stuck in Metro cars and waylaid Tuesday en route to work due to a disturbance on the subway’s Red Line (a recurring issue for disgruntled commuters on the highly trafficked route).

Meanwhile, the Senate’s open-air, underground subway system that connects lawmaker office buildings to the Capitol was also under stress. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., and several staff members were evacuated from the light rail during a routine system shutdown. Roll Call’s photographer caught a glimpse of them walking along the tracks to get to their destination.

Senators — they’re people too. 

Baldwin and staff walking along the tracks. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Baldwin and staff walking along the tracks. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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