Metro Crash

VIA MYFOXDC: WASHINGTON – Metro officials say the track circuit believed connected to the fatal collision in June has been replaced. A final cause of the accident has not yet been determined. Trains continue to be operated manually by operators and will remain so until further notice. Metro says service on the Red Line near […]

(Washington, DC) — Federal transportation leaders say critical equipment designed to prevent crashes was malfunctioning for 18 months before Metro’s deadly crash on the Red line. At a Thursday news conference, General Manager John Catoe said he doesn’t know why the problem went unnoticed. The National Transportation Safety Board says other problems have been detected […]

(Washington, DC) — Metro is working with a vendor to develop technology ordered by federal transportation leaders in the wake of the deadly crash on the Red line. Annapolis-based ARINC will build a real-time computer system to help Metro keep trains from running into each other. Yesterday, General Manager John Catoe admitted Metro has found […]

(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 […]

VIA WASHINTON POST: There’s another big break in service coming, Metro says. Takoma Station will close from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday. This will allow the National Transportation Safety Board to continue its investigation of the June 22 train crash. Metro says it was told […]