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Uh-Oh: Derailment reported at Farragut North Metrorail station

by Prince Of Petworth February 12, 2010 at 10:54 am 14 Comments

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Yikes, this just in. Fortunately nobody was hurt. But this was def. the last thing Metro needs…

From a WMATA press release:

“A six-car Red Line train headed in the direction of Shady Grove Metrorail station has reportedly derailed near the Farragut North Metrorail station. There are no reported injuries.

Metro officials and local first responders are at the scene to investigate and to safely get customers off of the train and to the station.

The preliminary report is that the front wheels of lead car is the one that came off the tracks. The incident took place at 10:13 a.m.

Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.”


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