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Two more Metro train operators ran through red

Metro has ordered a "safety stand down" after two more operators ran through red signals while on the tracks -- serious safety violations that could lead to collisions.

Tags: Metro , Adam Tuss , prime mover , West Falls Church Rail Yard , Shady Grove rail yard , safety stand down

Thursday - 05/19/2011, 01:59pm EDT

Metro receives report about men videotaping trains

Weeks after a Virginia man was arrested and charged with plotting attacks against the Metro system, the transit agency is looking for two other men who may have been videotaping stations and trains.

Tags: Metro Transit Police , Suspicious behavior , Metro , L'Enfant Plaza Metro station , Orange Line , Vienna Metro station , terror plot , Adam Tuss , Sprawl & Crawl

Friday - 11/12/2010, 02:22pm EST

Metro experiences insane crowds for 'Sanity' rally

With long lines, packed trains and frustrated riders throughout the Metro system Saturday, why did it seem like the transit agency wasn't prepared for weekend rallies.

Tags: Metro , Comedy Central , ridership , Sprawl & Crawl , Adam Tuss , Peter Benjamin , Rally To Restore Sanity

Monday - 11/01/2010, 04:21pm EDT

Dupont Circle Metro escalators still under repair

You'll have to hoof down the escalators. One escalator at each entrance is going up.

Tags: Dupont Circle , Metro , escalators ,

Monday - 07/12/2010, 08:34pm EDT

Metro riders complain of sweltering railcars

Metro General Manager Richard Sarles tells WTOP the transit agency is currently facing challenges when it comes to air conditioning on trains.

Tags: Richard Sarles , Metro , Heat wave , Sprawl & Crawl , Jeff McKay , Dave Kubicek , Adam Tuss

Thursday - 07/08/2010, 02:31pm EDT

Metro workers disciplined for 10-car run

After an extra long subway train rolled through eight stations, Metro took action against three of its employees.

Tags: Metro , Sprawl & Crawl , Green Line , subway , Metrorail ,

Friday - 06/18/2010, 08:48am EDT

Extra Metro cars blamed on lack of training

"This has everything to do with training," a Metro train operator speaking on the condition of anonymity tells WTOP. "A lot of it is simple basic stuff that you learn in class. When I am on my train, I walk through and check how many cars I have. Every operator is supposed to do that."

Tags: Metro , Green Line , Adam Tuss

Thursday - 06/10/2010, 01:51am EDT

Federal Center Metro station reopens after smoke

The station reopened around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Tags: Metro , D.C. Fire and EMS , Pete Piringer

Tuesday - 06/08/2010, 03:59pm EDT

Long ride on Metro blamed on 10-car train

It was a long ride to work on Metro's Green Line Monday after a 10-car train made its way onto the tracks and began picking up passengers.

Tags: Metro , Sprawl & Crawl , Adam Tuss

Monday - 06/07/2010, 04:42pm EDT

Metro's oldest rail cars will be rolling out of service

At a board meeting on Thursday, Metro officials will present a plan that will set in motion the procurement of hundreds of new, next generation rail cars, known as 7000 series rail cars.

Tags: Metro , Red Line crash , Red Line , Silver Line , 1000 Series cars , 7000 Series cars , National Transportation Safety Board

Monday - 03/22/2010, 03:49pm EDT