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  • Report: 2 resign after deleted track warning led to Metro derailment

    WASHINGTON — A track defect that led to the train derailment near Metro’s Smithsonian Station earlier this month was “erroneously deleted” from a routine report submitted to repair crews, according to an initial review Metro…

  • Metro spent $250K on PR after L’Enfant Plaza smoke killed 1

    WASHINGTON — In the days and months after the deadly L’Enfant Plaza Station smoke incident, Metro knew it has a public relations crisis on its hands and hired two outside firms to help spin the…

  • Metro board to meet regarding discipline for derailment

    WASHINGTON — Metro’s board of directors will meet behind closed doors Wednesday to discuss the derailment earlier this month, and consider disciplinary action against workers who might have prevented the wreck. The Washington Post reports…

  • Riders to wait longer on 5 of 6 lines this weekend

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says riders will wait up to 20 minutes for trains on some lines this weekend. Metro says starting at 10 a.m. Friday and continuing through system closing on Sunday, red line…

  • Metro board reviewing derailment report

    WASHINGTON — The Metro Board of Directors has received an investigative report looking into the derailment outside the Smithsonian Station, and members plan to discuss the findings during a meeting next week. An empty Metro…

  • Metro to have nightly detours after several security incidents

    WASHINGTON — Metro has enacted a seven-day security detour in the Shepherd Parkway neighborhood of Southeast Washington. The nightly detour after 7 p.m. is happening off Elvans Road SE after several security incidents, including a shooting Friday…

  • Metro, first responders tested in smoke incident drill (Video)

    WASHINGTON — There was a large emergency response to the Stadium-Armory Metro Station on Sunday morning, but it was only a drill. Metro Transit Police, D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services and other agencies simulated…

  • Metro planning emergency drill at Stadium-Armory station

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro officials say they’ll be conducting an emergency drill at the Stadium-Armory station this weekend. Metro says officials will conduct the drill on Sunday from about 7:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. and…

  • British to test instant refunds for shoddy rail service

    WASHINGTON — British transportation officials are testing a new system that would give passengers instant refunds for trains that arrive late at their destinations. Locally Metro does not offer a service guarantee refund policy.  Metro…

  • Metro closing 4 stations this weekend

    WASHINGTON — Track work will affect riders on five Metrorail lines this weekend. Four stations will be closed. Metro says the Potomac Avenue, Stadium-Armory, Minnesota Avenue and Deanwood stations will be closed for rail renewal…

  • Troubled Silver Spring Transit Center to open in September

    WASHINGTON – The long-delayed Silver Spring Transit Center is expected to open Sept. 20 after Montgomery County formally asked Metro to take over the facility. Metro said in a statement that it doesn’t expect any…

  • Va. transit leader slams Metro on operations, safety

    RICHMOND — Metro has not been able to maintain operations and keep the public safe, Virginia’s transportation secretary says. “It’s not a popularity contest. This is not about making sure everybody’s happy,” Aubrey Layne said.…

  • Metro 7000-series needs software upgrade

    WASHINGTON — The 7000-series Metro trains are brand new, but Metro says there have been some problems that require a software upgrade. Metro Spokesman Dan Stessel likened it to updating your iPhone when a new…

  • New Metro train to enter service on Green Line Monday

    WASHINGTON — Another set of Metro’s new trains will roll out for commuters Monday morning. Metro announced Friday that its fourth new 7000-series trainset will enter service Monday on the Green Line. The train will…

  • First responders are among those frustrated by Metro

    WASHINGTON — The fact that Metro knew it had problems that led to a derailment but didn’t act to fix the track problem that led to the August 6 incident has infuriated members of the Board of…