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”

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Summary on Decrease in Reports of Fire Extinguisher Discharges Aboard WMATA Rail Cars

In Spring of 2018, we began reporting when individuals would discharge fire extinguishers aboard rail cars, which would subsequently require the car to be isolated or removed from service, and cleaned as a result of the dry chemical dust that is produced during discharge. These events typically occurred on the Red Line in the afternoonContinue reading “Summary on Decrease in Reports of Fire Extinguisher Discharges Aboard WMATA Rail Cars”

Combined Event Summary of Incorrect Routing of Two WMATA Trains at Rosslyn Station

This is a combined preliminary summary describing the events surrounding the incorrect routing of two Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) trains at the Rosslyn station on August 27th and August 28th. Event 1: On Monday, August 27, 2018 at about 6:42 AM EDT WMATA Train 612 with a destination of Wiehle-Reston East serviced theContinue reading “Combined Event Summary of Incorrect Routing of Two WMATA Trains at Rosslyn Station”

Preliminary Report: 6/30/18 – Incorrect Routing of Green Line Train

On Saturday, June 30, 2018 at about 6:18 p.m., Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Green Line Train 502 (T-502) headed from Greenbelt to Branch Avenue was incorrectly routed through two switches while in approach to the Fort Totten Metrorail station. The train came to rest in the non-revenue, single-track connector known as the B&E,Continue reading “Preliminary Report: 6/30/18 – Incorrect Routing of Green Line Train”

January 2, 2018 Shady Grove Yard Derailment

At about 6:52AM EST on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, the third car of an eight-car 7000-series train preparing to enter revenue service at Shady Grove station (A15) derailed while passing a switch within the Shady Grove rail yard (A99). The only personnel aboard the train at the time of the derailment was the train operator,Continue reading “January 2, 2018 Shady Grove Yard Derailment”