Horrific Redline Metro Train Collision near Fort Totten

Our thoughts and condolences are with the victims and families of those involved of in the “Deadliest Collision in Metro’s History” The crash the occurred on the redline around 5pm near the Fort Totten metro occurred when a parked train was hit by another train resulting in the death of nine and injury of 70 passengers

The blogosphere and twitterverse contained multiple realtime information about the crash and phtotos from the crash. Additionally local news agencies had information about the tragedy.

City paper has questions about Crashworthiness of Metro Cars Which states:

Metro General Manager John Catoe said in a press conference that the last car on the stopped train was a relatively new 5000-series CAF-built car; the lead car on the moving train was a 1000-series Rohr-built car—the oldest type in the system.

This begs the questions is there a know problem with 100 series car including a “telescoping” problem at high speeds?

We Love DC has a posting of tips of using metro on Tuesday. Dc.gov also tips for getting aroundclosed streets

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