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.”
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.
Metro is apologizing to riders of the blue, orange and silver lines by issuing them a fare credit.
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.
Metro is increasing train service to help people get to the National Mall to see the fireworks.
Metro Transit Police have charged a 14-year-old boy with committing six robberies on the Metro in three weeks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Metro says passengers traveling on five of its six rail lines will wait longer for trains this weekend.
DC Metro is to take immediate action to fix problems that likely contributed to the smoke-filled tunnel disaster in January.