Event Date: Friday, August 5, 2016
Event Time: 1:08 PM EDT
Railroad Involved: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Event Location: Blue/Orange/Silver Line D&G Junction Switch 13 (D1 277-283+00)
Event ID: 16.0212
Event Type: Track Defect
On Friday, August 5, 2016 at about 1:08 PM EDT a track unit inspecting a section of WMATA D route elevated structure between Stadium-Armory and Minnesota Av noted several broken stud bolts which anchor the running rails at switch 13 which governs diverging traffic between the Orange Line (D) and Blue/Silver Lines (G). A ten mile per hour speed restriction was placed into effect for twelve hundred (1,200) feet of track around the affected area until permanent repairs were completed.