(Washington, DC) — Glitches with the train control system which may have contributed to last month’s deadly crash on the Red Line, reportedly could be plaguing Metrorail system wide. The “Washington Post” refers to officials and documents in saying at least a half-dozen track circuits have failed on four of the system’s five lines. The track circuits detect where trains are located. Metro rail chief Dave Kubicek tells the Post that when the anomalies were discovered, track circuits were turned off. Kubicek can’t say what is behind the glitches. He says he knows of problems with circuits at the Greenbelt station on the Green Line, the Grosvenor station on the Red Line and the Foggy Bottom station on the Orange and Blue lines.
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