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Undetected error led to Metro derailment

Track problems that led to a train derailment earlier this month could've been avoided, according to a report issued Friday. “That such a serious error went undetected with no checks and balances in place reveals gaps in Metro’s safety and policies and procedures,” one official said.

Track problem that caused Metro derailment was found in July | Metro board calls failure to fix bad track ‘unacceptable’ | Va. transit leader slams Metro on operations, safety
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