Local: Virginia Cracked rail delays anger Red Line riders January 26, 2012 | Modified: March 19, 2012 at 4:51 pm Leave a comment A cracked rail on the Red Line delayed thousands of riders during their morning commutes Thursday, causing such crowding on the system's busiest line that a secondary breakdown occurred. Timeline Metro's Red line cracked rail meltdown Sign Up for the Daily E-dition newsletter! Please enter your email address below to begin receiving the Daily E-dition newsletter. You must enter a valid email address in the field above! Thank you for signing up for the Daily E-dition newsletter! You should receive your first newsletter very soon. We're sorry, there was an error processing your newsletter signup. Please click here to visit our Newsletter Signup Center to register for this newsletter.