Security and Safety

WMATA train derails in downtown D.C.

Posted on January 16, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Normal service resumed late Monday after a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) train derailed early in the morning, forcing 63 people to walk through a tunnel for the length of two football fields and disrupting train service downtown for hours, NBC News reports.

Multiple cars of a train on the Red Line crashed off the tracks near the Farragut North station. No one was hurt, but the accident startled dozens of passengers.

Trains along the line shared a track between Judiciary Square and Farragut North for much of Tuesday morning, but just before 11 a.m., Metro announced that trains were no longer single-tracking. Residual delays were expected to continue in both directions. Local and federal investigators are working to determine what caused the train to derail, with the investigators reportedly focusing on track infrastructure. For the full story, click here.

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