Update on Event Incident 16-0143 at WMATA Court House Station

Event Summary

Event Location: WMATA Court House Station on Orange and Silver Lines at Chain Marker K1 197+70

Event Date: Monday, May 9, 2016 and Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Active Incident Timeframe: Monday, May 9, 2016 at 1:09PM EDT thru Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 3:10PM EDT

Event Category: Arcing Event with Traction Power Rail

This is just an update to our originally posted information, as we are still researching the potential root cause for this arcing incident.

Following a visual inspection of the traction power or third rail at Court House yesterday evening Tuesday, May 10, 2016 it appears that the arcing event occurred on the third rail directly versus from an insulator as initially reported. Visual indications that repairs to possible joints in the traction power rail were conducted.

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