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Metro Board Calls Failure To Fix Bad Track ‘Unacceptable’

Metro’s board of directors says the failure to repair a track problem that led to a derailment represents “a breakdown of the organization’s chain of command” and “an unforgivable breach of safety.”

08/13/2015

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Track Problem That Caused Metro Derailment Was Found In July

The derailment of a Metro train in downtown Washington last week was caused by a track problem that was detected a month earlier but wasn’t fixed, the transit agency’s top executive said Wednesday.

08/12/2015

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Metro Apologizing To Riders With Fare Credit

Metro is apologizing to riders of the blue, orange and silver lines by issuing them a fare credit.

08/08/2015

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Witnesses To Fatal Stabbing On D.C. Metro Watched It Unfold

Kevin Sutherland died in the first-ever homicide aboard a Metro train in the subway system’s nearly 40-year history, stabbed to death after resisting a robbery attempt. The attack stunned passengers who watched it unfold.

07/10/2015

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Train Service Ramping Up To Take Crowds To National Mall

Metro is increasing train service to help people get to the National Mall to see the fireworks.

07/04/2015

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14-Year-Old Charged With 6 Robberies On Metro

Metro Transit Police have charged a 14-year-old boy with committing six robberies on the Metro in three weeks.

07/01/2015

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Metro Calls For Service Cuts To Add More Blue Line Trains

Metro is proposing cutting service on four rail lines so that it can add more trains and reduce wait times on the crowded blue line.

06/30/2015

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Union: Metro Workers Fear Discipline For Reporting Problems

Employees of Washington’s Metro transit agency have become more comfortable reporting safety lapses through a program that allows them to do so anonymously, but some are still reluctant to speak out because they fear retribution, a union leader said Wednesday.

06/24/2015

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D.C. Metro Operator Told He Couldn’t Leave Smoke-Filled Station

A federal investigation into the deadly Metro smoke incident. One person was killed, more than 80 others were sickened when the train car filled with smoke back in January.

06/23/2015

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Agenda Set For Fact-Finding Hearing On Metro Smoke

The National Transportation Safety Board has set its final agenda for a two-day hearing on a deadly electrical malfunction on the Metro in Washington where a train inside a tunnel filled with smoke.

06/19/2015

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Metro: Weekend Work To Impact 5 Of 6 Rail Lines

Metro says passengers traveling on five of its six rail lines will wait longer for trains this weekend.

06/18/2015

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DC Working To Fix Metro Problems That Led To Smoke-Filled Tunnel

DC Metro is to take immediate action to fix problems that likely contributed to the smoke-filled tunnel disaster in January.

06/09/2015

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