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D.C. Metro train runs red light, faces another train head-on

Posted on February 10, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) is investigating an “operating rules violation” that occurred shortly after midnight Wednesday, in which an out-of-service train passed through a red signal at about 10 mph before being stopped 150 feet from a stationary train facing it in the opposite direction, The Washington Post reports.

No one was injured in the incident, but two Metro employees — a train operator and a rail operations controller — have been removed from duty pending the investigation. The Federal Transit Administration, which has been put in charge of safety oversight for Metro’s rail operations, is looking into the safety violation. For the full story, click here.

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