Recommended Alternate Service Plan for WMATA Red Line following 1/15/18 Derailment

Due to the derailment of WMATA Red Line Train 106 on the morning of Monday, January 15, 2018, and to accommodate incident investigation and any repair work, Rail Transit OPS Group is recommending to WMATA the following alternate service plan for Red Line service for as long as necessary: Operate Red Line trains at 12 … More Recommended Alternate Service Plan for WMATA Red Line following 1/15/18 Derailment

Preliminary Statement on 1/15/18 Derailment of WMATA Red Line Train 106

This is a preliminary statement. The information below is subject to change as this is an ongoing investigation. On Monday, January 15, 2018 at approximately 6:27AM EST, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Red Line Train 106 originating from Shady Grove station and enroute to Glenmont station derailed while traveling from Farragut North station to … More Preliminary Statement on 1/15/18 Derailment of WMATA Red Line Train 106

2018-0003 Recommendation to modify announcements on 7000 series railcars

December 6, 2017 From: Rail Transit OPS Group RE: WMATA 7000 series railcar announcements Status: Open-No Action Taken (12/6/17) Recommend that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) immediately require train operators, operating 7000 series rail cars manually announce station arrivals in order for passengers to be aware of the side of the train in … More 2018-0003 Recommendation to modify announcements on 7000 series railcars

Track defect found overnight disrupts morning Orange, Silver, and Blue line train service

At about 4:00 AM EDT on Thursday, November 2, 2017, a track defect was reported on the elevated inbound track of the Blue, Orange, and Silver lines enroute to Stadium-Armory station. The defect was severe enough to require immediate removal of the track from service. … More Track defect found overnight disrupts morning Orange, Silver, and Blue line train service