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Metro GM pens letter 1 year after deadly L’Enfant Plaza incident

A passenger is seen riding a subway train as it leaves the L'Enfant Metro Station in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, part of the public mass transit network for Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON — One year after a deadly smoke incident at L’Enfant Plaza, Metro says its new General Manager Paul Wiedefeld has written a letter to the public.

In the letter, Wiedefeld writes about steps Metro has taken to improve safety in the year since 61-year-old Carol Glover’s death. More than 80 people were taken to hospitals after smoke filled a Metro train last January.

“….Metro has inspected and made repairs to the tunnel ventilation systems and provided new training for fan operations at the Rail Operations Control Center to ensure the system is used to its fullest potential, and that smoke can be cleared from stations and tunnels quickly and efficiently,” Wiedefeld writes.

Wiedefeld’s letter will be featured in Monday’s Express newspaper.

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