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    Moderator cumberlandreds's Avatar
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    DC Metro Train Wreck Kills Nine

    This is the train system I take to work everyday. Although this wreck happened on a different line (red) from the one I use (orange). Nine are confirmed dead from a terrible wreck. Apparently an inbound train ran into the back of another train that had stopped. Apparently it was operator error as well as an error in their system. These trains are ran from computers that are supposed to detect when they approach another train that is stopped. Obviously that failed. I don't why the operator didn't manually stop it? We will probably never know the answer that since she was one of the nine killed in accident.
    Also if this had been an outbound train this would have been much worse as those trains would have been packed with people heading home for the day.

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    Re: DC Metro Train Wreck Kills Nine

    I used the Metro when I was there earlier this month and I remember being pretty happy with the service. These things always shake you a little, whether it's a plane crash and you've recently flown, something like this, or even seeing bad accidents on the highway. The "that could have been me" feeling is sometimes a bit uncomfortable.
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    Re: DC Metro Train Wreck Kills Nine

    Sad story, and like ORH, my buddies and I rode the Metro, including the Red Line, when we were in DC less than two weeks ago. It's kind of eery thinking about that now.
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