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Metro Derailment Caused by Equipment Failure, Human Error

Metro says the derailment of an empty train in downtown Washington earlier this month was caused by a combination of equipment failure and human error.


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Man Who Missed Stop, Pulled Emergency Release Contributed to Tuesday Green Line Delays

A man pulled a train’s emergency release after apparently missing his stop on Metro’s Green Line Tuesday.


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. Metro Operator Was Told He Couldn’t Return to Platform

The operator of a Washington subway train that was forced to stop in a smoke-filled tunnel repeatedly asked for permission to return the train to the platform but was told to stay put as passengers coughed and choked, according to documents made public Tuesday.


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On Metro, Single Tracking During Work Week May Be Inevitable After FTA Report

It’s been a disruptive part of weekends on Metro for years now, and single tracking may start happening during the week, too.


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Metro Removes All 4000-Series Cars After Door Problems

Metro has temporarily removed all of its 4000-series railcars from service for safety inspections out of an abundance of caution, WMATA announced Wednesday.


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Family of Man Found Dead In Metro Station Suing WMATA, Says Body Was There For 4 Days

The family of a man who was found dead in the Judiciary Square Metro station in October 2013 is suing WMATA.


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D.C. Transit Officials Temporarily Suspend Issue-Oriented Ads

Transit officials in Washington have temporarily suspended all issue-oriented advertisements on the region’s rail and bus system.


Metro's 7000-series rail car. (Photo credit: WMATA)

Metro’s First 7000-Series Train to Debut in April

Metro has announced that the system’s first 7000-series train will enter passenger service April 14 on the Blue Line. It will depart from Franconia-Springfield shortly after 7 a.m.


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Metro Posts Safety Videos to Prepare Riders for Emergencies

Nearly three months after the fatal smoke incident at L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station, Metro is releasing new safety preparedness videos to show riders what to do in case of an emergency.


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Metrobus, D.C. Schools Release Conflicting Statements on Whether Schools Are Closed Due to Snow

There was some confusion in D.C. Thursday as D.C. Public Schools announced they would open 2 hours late due to snow and Metrobus, which operates school routes, said on its website and Twitter account that D.C. schools would be closed.