Recommendation to WMATA Regarding Potential Third Rail Condition

January 30, 2018 On January 25th and January 29th, two Vienna bound WMATA Orange Line trains experienced a brakes in emergency (BIE) condition while approaching the Stadium-Armory station, requiring both trains to be recovered by another. In light of this, Rail Transit OPS Group recommends the following: Perform an immediate detailed inspection of the contact … More Recommendation to WMATA Regarding Potential Third Rail Condition

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