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The union representing many of Metro’s workers says the presence of asbestos in older train cars is a safety issue that must not go ignored. David Stephen, a spokesman for Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689, issued a statement Wednesday following reports a day earlier that hundreds of older Metro cars contain a “small amount of asbestos.” Stephen […]

Metro said hundreds of older rail cars operating within the system contain asbestos, but the material does not pose a threat to passengers and those cars are soon to be replaced. The transit agency has issued a contract proposal seeking a company to remove asbestos from 280 cars in its fleet. Metro’s 1000-series cars, which date back to the […]

Trains are no longer single-tracking.

A witness says there's a lot more to the story.

Trains were single-tracking starting at Stadium-Armory.

Major delays on Metro's Red line. Trains are running between 20 and 30 minutes late on the Red Line and sharing a track between the Grosvenor and Twinbrook stations. Earlier trouble with a switch on the Blue Line has been resovled, Metro said.

Trains will be delayed along all three lines.

Trains are running to all stations.

Trains are delayed on the Red Line.

The stations are open following a power outage that has knocked out elevator and escalator service.

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