On Sunday, August 13, 2017 the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) implemented a blanket order reducing the maximum authorized speed of trains to thirty-five (35) miles per hour in the following locations: RED Line: Medical Center > Union Station ORANGE Line: Rosslyn > Minnesota Ave BLUE/SILVER Lines: Rosslyn > Benning Rd Allow for additional… Read More New 35 MPH Speed Restrictions on RD/BL/OR/SV Lines
On Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at about 5:50 p.m. EDT, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Blue Line Train 416 was offloaded at Crystal City due to a failure of the public address and passenger emergency intercom systems. During the offload process, the train operator and a rail car maintenance employee were rushed by the… Read More Event Review on Blue Line Train 416 offload at Crystal City on August 2, 2017
At about 6:28A EDT, on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, two Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) rail cars experienced a hard coupling while moving into a shop at the West Falls Church Yard located north of the West Falls Church station and Interstate 66. A hard coupling is when two rail cars are coupled together… Read More Statement on 8/1/17 Hard Coupling at West Falls Church Yard
10:51A Trains are being reversed while investigation of smoke outside Federal Center SW https://twitter.com/railtransitops/status/890224099796164609 https://twitter.com/railtransitops/status/890225054067421184 https://twitter.com/railtransitops/status/890226262895099908 ###Rail Transit OPS Group is an independent, publicly-funded group that monitors rail transit operations, performance, and safety procedures to proactively address potential issues. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
10:43A Report of burning odor being investigated at Federal Ctr SW ###Rail Transit OPS Group is an independent, publicly-funded group that monitors rail transit operations, performance, and safety procedures to proactively address potential issues. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
9:55A Two rail kinks were reported at Bethesda station on the outbound track.
On Monday, July 3, 2017 at about 7:15AM EDT, an inbound WMATA Red Line Train, Train 115 overran the Medical Center Platform by approximately one door and was instructed not to service Medical Center and to continue to Bethesda where an outbound train was held to take any passengers back to Medical Center that needed… Read More Event 17-107: Platform Overrun at Medical Center