Collision between Train 700 and Train 755 at Farragut West on October 7, 2019

Preliminary Information and subject to change as Rail Transit OPS continues it independent review into this incident At about 12:50AM, EDT, on Monday, October 7, 2019 Non-Revenue (carrying no passengers) Train 700, a six car train collided with the rear of Non-Revenue Train 755. Both train operators were transported to the hospital and release, andContinue reading “Collision between Train 700 and Train 755 at Farragut West on October 7, 2019”

September 20, 2019 Foggy Bottom WMATA Incident

On Friday, September 20, 2019 at about 8:31AM EDT Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Train 910 while departing Foggy Bottom-GWU enroute to Vienna reported a loud bang and dust in the tunnel 813 feet outbound of Foggy Bottom . Controllers in the Rail Operations Control Center (ROCC) instructed the operator to visually inspect theContinue reading “September 20, 2019 Foggy Bottom WMATA Incident”

Low Speed Collision Between Two Out of Service WMATA trains at Largo Town Center

At 2:37PM EDT, on Thursday, August 15, 2019, Train 818, an out of service 8 car train failed to stop while approaching a parked 6 car train in the storage tracks outbound of Largo Town Center and experienced a low speed collision between car 7490 of the moving train and car 3223 of the stationaryContinue reading “Low Speed Collision Between Two Out of Service WMATA trains at Largo Town Center”

Incident Summary – June 16, 2019 Red Line Single Tracking due to Dislodged Wire

On Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 9:22AM EDT, Silver Spring bound Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Train 203 while four thousand and eighty five feet away and in approach to Friendship Heights station reported that a wire and the conduit it was encased in had become dislodged from the ceiling of the tunnel andContinue reading “Incident Summary – June 16, 2019 Red Line Single Tracking due to Dislodged Wire”

Incident Summary – June 14, 2019 Track Fire outside L’Enfant Plaza

On Friday, June 14, 2019 at 6:52 PM EDT, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Special Green Line Train 550 while operating in passenger service as a baseball supplemental train enroute to Anacostia, reported a trackside fire five hundred and seventy-six feet outside of and while in approach to L’Enfant Plaza. Following reporting the fireContinue reading “Incident Summary – June 14, 2019 Track Fire outside L’Enfant Plaza”