Topic : smoke incident

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NTSB report criticizes D.C. Metro, first-responders, FTA on fatal smoke incident

Security and Safety | May 3, 2016

Officials issued the criticism during a Tuesday meeting to present findings about the probable cause of the incident.

D.C. Metro rules out power cables as factor in recent smoke incident

Rail| April 27, 2016

Passengers aboard the train described a tense atmosphere, with smoke in some of the railcars, flames visible outside the train and the odor of electrical smoke evoking memories of the Jan. 12, 2015, L’Enfant Plaza Metro station incidnet that left one rider dead and scores sickened

Security and Safety | December 29, 2015

Key D.C. Metro fire position running out of funding

A fire department position within Metro, created after the deadly smoke incident near L’Enfant Plaza in January, could end this spring if the region does not find new funding for it.

Security and Safety | July 29, 2015

D.C. Metro working on deal with wireless carriers to end tunnel dead spots

The lack of cell phone coverage was exposed most recently after the Jan. 12 smoke incident at L’Enfant Plaza when passengers aboard Yellow Line train No. 302 struggled to connect to 911 as smoke filled the railcars just a few hundred feet south of the station platform.

Rail| June 24, 2015

D.C. train operator told to stay put in smoke-filled tunnel

Train operator James Curley told NTSB investigators that people on the train were “yelling, screaming, kicking and banging on the glass doors” as he was repeatedly told to wait in the tunnel.

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