Metro train doors open on wrong side

September 25, 2013

A set of train doors opened Wednesday morning on the wrong side at the Silver Spring station.

The incident happened about 8:28 a.m. as a Red Line train was headed to Grosvenor.

Will Chong tweeted a picture of the doors opening on the wrong side. Instead of opening to face the platform, the doors opened facing a chain-link fence.

Metro spokesman Dan Stessel said there were no injuries. He wrote in an e-mail that the “operator was immediately removed from service and will be subject to appropriate administrative action.”

Stessel said passengers had a six-minute delay because of the incident.

Dana Hedgpeth is a Post reporter, working the early morning, reporting on traffic, crime and other local issues.
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