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Maintenance equipment derails on Metro tracks

WASHINGTON – A maintenance crane came off the tracks overnight Thursday in the same area where a Metro train derailed last week.

There were no service disruptions this time after the crane — a light piece of maintenance equipment used to replace railroad ties — derailed around the Rhode Island Avenue station early Friday morning.

Metro says the derailment didn’t happen on the same track, and officials don’t believe the incidents are related.

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