L’Enfant Plaza

Smoke filled the L'Enfant Plaza station during the rush hour on Jan. 12, 2015. The station was temporarily closed after the station with smoke. One person died as several were injured as a result of the incident. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Immediate Fix Recommended for D.C. Metro Components

Federal officials are recommending that D.C.’s subway system immediately repair components that are designed to protect the electrified third rail from water and other contaminants.

06/08/2015

Smoke filled the L'Enfant Plaza station during the rush hour on Jan. 12, 2015. The station was temporarily closed after the station with smoke. One person died as several were injured as a result of the incident. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

NTSB Plans 2-Day Hearing on Fatal Metro Smoke Incident

The National Transportation Safety Board will conduct a two-day investigative hearing into an electrical malfunction that filled a Metro tunnel with smoke in January, killing one person and injuring dozens.

05/27/2015

Smoke filled the L'Enfant Plaza station during the rush hour on Jan. 12, 2015. The station was temporarily closed after the station with smoke. One person died as several were injured as a result of the incident. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Investigators Examining Similar Incident in Metro Probe

Federal investigators are looking at a similar incident that happened in February as they try to pin down the cause of an electrical malfunction on Washington’s subway system that led to one death.

04/06/2015

Smoke filled the L'Enfant Plaza station during the rush hour on Jan. 12, 2015. The station was temporarily closed after the station with smoke. One person died as several were injured as a result of the incident. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

911 Center Setup Slowed Response to Deadly D.C. Metro Smoke

A policy of routing calls about emergencies on the Metro subway to a supervisor at the District of Columbia’s 911 call center contributed to delays in getting firefighters to a fatal rail malfunction early this year.

03/21/2015

Smoke filled the L'Enfant Plaza station during the rush hour on Jan. 12, 2015. The station was temporarily closed after the station with smoke. One person died as several were injured as a result of the incident. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Investigators Say D.C. Metro Ventilation Inadequate

Federal investigators say Washington’s Metro transit authority did a poor job using ventilation fans to push smoke out of a subway tunnel during a fatal accident last month.

02/11/2015

Smoke filled the L'Enfant Plaza station during the rush hour on Jan. 12, 2015. The station was temporarily closed after the station with smoke. One person died as several were injured as a result of the incident. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

D.C. Hearing Addresses Deadly Metro Accident

District of Columbia lawmakers will examine how prepared the city is for emergencies on the subway system in the wake of a fatal accident last month.

02/05/2015

Smoke filled the L'Enfant Plaza station during the rush hour on Jan. 12, 2015. The station was temporarily closed after the station with smoke. One person died as several were injured as a result of the incident. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

D.C. Says Radio Failures in Metro Have Been Fixed

The District of Columbia says it has corrected problems with the functioning of firefighters’ radios in the Metro system.

02/04/2015

Carol Glover

Family of Woman Who Died in Metro Accident Plans Lawsuit

A lawyer representing the family of a woman killed earlier this month in an accident on Metro says he’ll file a lawsuit over the incident later this week.

01/27/2015

Smoke filled the L'Enfant Plaza station during the rush hour on Jan. 12, 2015. The station was temporarily closed after the station with smoke. One person died as several were injured as a result of the incident. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

D.C. Says it Worked With Subway on Radio Changes for 2 Years

The District of Columbia is pushing back against a claim that firefighters had difficulty using radios during a fatal accident on the Metro subway system because of changes fire officials allegedly made to the radio system without notifying transit officials.

01/24/2015

Smoke filled the L'Enfant Plaza station during the rush hour on Jan. 12, 2015. The station was temporarily closed after the station with smoke. One person died as several were injured as a result of the incident. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Metro: Fire Dept. Changes Led to Difficulty Using Radios

Metro Deputy General Manager Rob Troup ordered a range of early-action safety items on Thursday.

01/22/2015

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