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Metro tunnels completely dark, inspectors find

Across the Metro system, some tunnels are completely dark, which could make emergency evacuations difficult. Inspectors found tunnels with no lighting, or with lights so soot-covered that visibility was near zero for any workers going down a catwalk that would be used in the event of a rider emergency. On a positive note, train control system testing meant to prevent crashes went well, according to three months of Federal Transit Administration inspection reports.

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