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From a press release:

“The District of Columbia’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (DC HSEMA) released the Initial District of Columbia Report on the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station Incident on January 12, 2015. Click below to view the report.”

HSEMA Initial Reporton WMATA Incident (PDF)

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From WMATA:

“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of January 23-25, 2015 with service adjustments on all six rail lines.

This weekend, Orange, Silver, Blue, Yellow and Green line trains will operate every 24 minutes. Red Line trains will run every 10-20 minutes. (more…)

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From WMATA:

“Metro Deputy General Manager Rob Troup today ordered a range of early-action safety items. The steps were identified in collaboration with the NTSB investigation team and are not to be misconstrued as formal recommendations from the NTSB. The NTSB investigation remains ongoing and has not yet determined the cause or identified findings.

“Metro and NTSB have been reviewing standard procedures and looking for opportunities to further enhance the safety of this system,” Troup said. “The ten items that we have identified so far are actions Metro is taking now based on our collaborative review with NTSB.”

“I must emphasize that these steps should not be interpreted as being related to the cause of the L’Enfant incident,” Troup said.

The ten items ordered by Troup are: (more…)

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From WMATA:

“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of January 16-18, 2015 with service adjustments on all lines.

This weekend, Orange, Silver, Blue, Yellow and Green line trains will operate every 20 minutes. Red Line trains will run every 12-22 minutes.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day service information
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 19, Metrorail will open at 5 a.m. and close at midnight. There is no scheduled track work on any line. Due to the holiday, trains will operate at Saturday intervals (every 12 minutes from endpoint terminals). Parking at all Metro-owned lots and garages is free. (more…)

From WMATA:

“Metro Transit Police are cataloging and securing all personal belongings that were left behind by riders during Monday’s evacuation at L’Enfant Plaza.

To reclaim their property, riders should call Metro Customer Service at (202) 637-7000 anytime from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. weekdays and 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on weekends.

Starting late afternoon, riders’ property will be available at Metro Headquarters, located at 600 Fifth St NW, Washington, DC, where Metro Transit Police will assist riders with reclaiming their belongings.

Metro will make alternate arrangements to return property to any rider for whom traveling to Downtown DC poses a hardship.”

From WMATA:

“The following is a statement from Metro Board Chair Tom Downs to Metro customers:

“On behalf of the Board of Directors and all Metro employees, I offer my deepest condolences to the family of the passenger who died yesterday following the incident on the Yellow Line. To those who were injured or frightened, and to the thousands who have been inconvenienced by this major service disruption, I offer a heartfelt apology. Please also know that Metro is working to restore full service as soon as possible.

“Metro is actively cooperating with the National Transportation Safety Board investigation that is now underway. This will be a thorough process that often takes time, and we understand that passengers want answers quickly. Please know that once the cause of this incident is understood, we are prepared to take the actions needed to prevent this from happening again. The safety of each and every Metro rider and employee remains our absolute highest priority.”