February 28 Service Suspension on Orange and Silver Lines and Uncommanded Movement of WMATA Train 916

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Orange Line Train 916 became disabled and unable to release its brakes at the Ballston station at approximately 7:12 a.m. on Wednesday, February, 2018. Train 916 was a six-car train with cars 5003-5002-5187-5186-5172-5173 en route from Vienna to New Carrollton. Upon berthing at Ballston, Train 916 entered a condition calledContinue reading “February 28 Service Suspension on Orange and Silver Lines and Uncommanded Movement of WMATA Train 916”

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 12Continue reading “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 toContinue reading “Preliminary Statement on 1/15/18 Derailment of WMATA Red Line Train 106”