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Track problem deleted from repair report; 2 resign

The problem with the Metro tracks outside the Smithsonian Station that derailed a train Aug. 6 and then derailed three subsequent rush hours for thousands of commuters was mistakenly deleted from a report for repair crews, according to Metro's review released Friday. Two workers involved in the incident have resigned.

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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