🟑 Train 351 Unauthorized Movement

11:59A Train 351 reports missing the switch to go in the center track at Mt. Vernon Sq (center track was out of service) – ROCC informed the operator to continue to U St and reverse which the operator acknowledged

12:04P Train 351 departs U St towards Columbia Heights

12:06P Train 351 contacts the ROCC from Columbia Heights to ask where they are turning around, ROCC tells the operator to continue to Georgia Av to turn around and reiterates the previous instructions


From 10:50A > 12:45PM Switch Component defect (heel block bolt) identified at 10:50A at 🟑🟒 Mt. Vernon Sq switch 5A leading from outbound to center track requiring 15 MPH restrictions and removing the center track from service

10:50A Track Inspectors identified defective heel block bolt on switch 5A on the outbound track (E1 34+50)

10:58A Speed restrictions implemented from 🟑🟒 Mt Vernon Sq > 🟑🟒 Shaw-Howard Univ and Mt. Vernon Sq trains (35X) instructed to turn around at U St.

11:55A Emergency Response Team arrives at Mt. Vernon Sq.

12:12P Third Rail fails to de-energize on the center track (Track 3)

12:22P Mt. Vernon Sq trains (35X) instructed to turn around at 🟑🟒 Georgia Av

12:33P Emergency Response Team begins work

12:35P Emergency Response Team completes work and removes speed restriction

Individual Struck by 🟒 Branch Av Train 509 entering 🟒🟑 Shaw-Howard University at 7:53PM, 03/24/2021 by

7:53P Individual Struck by Train 509 entering Shaw-Howard Univ station

7:55P Metro begins single tracking operations at Shaw

8:20P Individual rescued and transports with critical injuries

9:53P Incident Train moved to Greenbelt Rail Yard

10:41P Single tracking concluded

Track Walker Injured 02/27/21 at 10:17AM 🟒🟑 Ft. Totten (E-2021058-1)

At 10:17A a track inspector suffered an injury to their right ankle requiring DC Fire & EMS response, while walking ~1,500’ (E1 243.00) from the inbound end of the 🟒🟑 Ft Totten platform on the outbound track requiring 🟒🟑 Greenbelt trains to single track via the inbound track at Georgia Av & Ft. Totten until 11:15AM when the injured employee was removed from the train and placed in the care of EMS at Ft. Totten

β€’ At 10:43A Incident commander denied permission for DC Fire to enter track bed

β€’ At 10:43A Apparently neither the DC Fire or the on scene commander briefly has access to the lock for the EETC cart cabinet

β€’ At 10:54 the ROCC announced a train would be sent (Train 303 was offloaded at Columbia Heights) to pick up the injured employee – during this communication there was radio issues between the ROCC & On Scene Commander

β€’ ROCC never implemented SOP 1A initiating emergency procedures and did not require other routine track crews to clear the roadway within its territory

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