November 8, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Metro Delays Continue; Canopy Project Halted for Now

Trains continue running less frequently as Metro strives to improve safety following the Oct. 12 derailment on one of its 7000-series railcar, which make up about 60% of the fleet. All 748 of the 7000-series temporarily were removed from service. Metro currently is using its older 2000 and 3000-series trains, which have been in storage, […]

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October 19, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Reduced Metro Service Expected Until at Least End of the Week

Metro told customers to expect reduced train service through at least the end of the week. All 7000-series trains — about 60% of Metro’s fleet — were pulled from service Monday as investigation continues for a derailment last week on the Blue Line. The reduced service will likely last until Sunday at least, Metro said in […]

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October 18, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Metro Inspection Reveals Long Term Wheel Issues 

After a Metro train derailed and the agency removed all 7000-series railcars, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) revealed the affected train derailed at least three times total that day as well as repeated wheel issues with Metro trains since 2017. Last Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 4:51 p.m., a Blue Line train derailed between the […]

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January 16, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Broken Rail Had Been Inspected Recently, Metro Safety Official Says

The section of Metro track that failed Monday had been visually inspected three times this month, once in August and once also in October, a rail system official said Tuesday. Track failure remains the likely cause of Monday’s Metro derailment, but the transit system is examining other causes, said the official, Pat Lavin, Metro’s chief […]

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May 14, 2015 | Krista Brick

Amtrak Derailment Could Impact Gaithersburg Book Festival Authors

The Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia is creating a hurdle in getting some authors expected to the Gaithersburg Book Festival this Saturday. According to Mayor Jud Ashman up to ten authors or 10 percent of the authors on the program may be having issues getting to the Saturday festival because Amtrak has cancelled service. “Obviously the Amtrak […]

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May 13, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Amtrak Train Derails North of Philadelphia

An Amtrak train on its way from Washington, D.C. to New York derailed north of Philadelphia last night. Amtrak officials have released the following statement: “We are deeply saddened by the loss of life from Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 that derailed north of Philadelphia Tuesday evening. We ask the news media to be respectful […]

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August 30, 2013 | Staff Writer

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Metro Issues Red Line Advisory

UPDATED As of 1:35 p.m. on Friday, August 30, Metro has restored normal Red Line service between Fort Totten and NoM-Gallaudet stations. Metro is advising Red Line riders of a major service disruption that will impact service on Friday, August 30, due to an overnight derailment of a non-revenue train between Rhode Island Avenue and […]

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