Light rail service resumes in Norfolk

Photo courtesy HRT

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A brief light rail outage in Norfolk was related to downed power lines on I-264 Tuesday afternoon.

Around 4 p.m., power lines fell on I-264 East at Mississippi Avenue and a section of the Tide’s overhead power lines, just west of the Ingleside station. Tom Holden with Hampton Roads Transit said light rail service was halted at rush hour, but no one was injured.

Holden said passengers near the Ingleside station had to wait until power crews determined it was safe to exit the train. The Norfolk Fire Department also responded to the scene.

The incident also caused damage to “three signal houses that are important to the operation of the light rail transit system,” Holden said. Crews are still working on repairs, but limited light rail service resumed from Ballentine Boulevard to EVMC around 8 p.m.

Normal light rail service resumed Wednesday morning.

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