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Metro commuters, brace yourselves for another week of delays on the Red line in the aftermath of the June collision of two trains near the Takoma station. NTSB investigation continues.

(Washington, DC) — It’s not getting any better on Metro’s Red line. Transit officials say riders should expect fewer — and slower — trains as federal investigators continue their probe into last month’s deadly accident. While the Takoma station will remain open, delays will persist on the Red line until at least Thursday. After that, investigators could close the Takoma station at 10 p.m. each night. Metro says riders should add an extra 30 minutes to their trips. The National Transportation Safety Board has not determined the exact cause of the accident, but investigators believe a failure in the train control system played a role.

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