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  • Smoke cleared at Benning Road Metro station

    WASHINGTON — Smoke was cleared late Tuesday at the Benning Road Metro station. It was closed around 11:30 p.m. after the D.C. Fire Department said smoke had been reported inside the station. Metro tweeted that Blue…

  • Feds investigate another smoke incident in Metro tunnel

    WASHINGTON (AP) _ Federal investigators are looking at a similar incident that happened in February as they try to pin down the cause of an electrical malfunction on Washington’s subway system that led to one…

  • Metro hires companies for crisis PR

    WASHINGTON — As Metro braces for difficult public hearings, transit officials have hired two outside companies that will help with preparation, The Washington Post reports. According to The Washington Post, the companies are O’Neill and Associates…

  • Metro: System safe despite smoke incidents

    WASHINGTON — Metro has released new information about smoke incidents that occurred in multiple stations this past weekend, including one incident passengers described as an “explosion.” Metro now says there was a sudden release of…

  • Smoke seen near Orange Line Metro train deemed brake problem

    WASHINGTON — A brake problem caused smoke to be seen near an Orange Line Metro train Friday morning — just a few days after an Yellow Line train filled with smoke, causing one death and…

  • Timeline shows long wait for help on smoke-filled Metro train

    WASHINGTON — Passengers on a smoke-filled subway train in the nation’s capital were still asking when help would arrive 27 minutes after the smoke was first reported, District of Columbia officials said Thursday. One woman…

  • L’Enfant Plaza temporarily closed; rail service impacted on 5 lines

    WASHINGTON — The L’Efant Plaza Metro station has been evacuated and is temporarily closed due to smoke in the station. Delays are significant. Metro Transit Police and fire department personnel are on scene trying to…