Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Metro Transit Train Crash: Old Fleet

Syracuse, N.Y. ~ Investigators and officials continue to work at the scene of a rush-hour collision between two Metro transit trains in northeast Washington, D.C.

Two subway trains collided in a Metro Transit System in northeast Washington, D.C., Tuesday morning, killing seven people in the nation's capital and sending more than 70 people to the hospital.

Officials said the trains were apart of an old fleet and needed to be phased out because of safety concerns but "Metrorail transit system kept the old trains running despite warnings in 2006," said Debbie Hersman of the National Transportation Safety Board.
The NTSB accused Metro authorities of ignoring its recommendations, but Hersman said she wanted to be cautious of what caused the rear-end collision.

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