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Deadliest Crash in Metrorail History

Two Red Line Metrorail trains crashed June 22, 2009 between the Fort Totten and Takoma Park stations, killing nine, including one train operator.

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Metro Control System Fails Test
Article | A train control system that should have prevented Monday's deadly Metro crash failed in a test conducted by federal investigators, officials said yesterday, suggesting that a crucial breakdown of technology sent one train slamming into another.
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Missteps in Crash's Aftermath Dull Fenty's Luster
Article | With shouts of "Praise the Lord!" more than 1,000 worshipers flooded a Baptist church in the District on Tuesday to honor Dennis Hawkins, one of nine people killed in the Red Line train crash last month. But when Pastor A. Michael Black introduced the next speaker listed in the program -- someone...
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Metro simply has to get serious about safety
Article | The Metro transit system now has a detailed blueprint, thanks to the federal government, for how to strengthen its focus on safety and prevent fatal crashes like last year's Red Line accident.
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At Least 6 Killed in Red Line Crash
Article | One Metro train slammed into the back of another on the Red Line at the height of the evening rush yesterday, killing at least six and injuring 70 others in the deadliest accident in Metrorail's 33-year-history.
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Families of Two Crash Victims Share A Connection Beyond Their Sorrow
Article | As Janice Williams laid her son to rest yesterday, she was comforted by another mother whose child also was a victim of last week's deadly Metro crash.
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THE PROBE: Experts Suspect Failure Of Signal System, Operator Error
Article | Experts familiar with Metro's operations focused last night on a failure of the signal system and operator error as likely causes of yesterday's fatal Red Line crash.
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Amid Chaos, 2 Victims Comfort Each Other
Article | Lying in Howard University Hospital's intensive care unit yesterday, the teenage girl with the whisper-soft voice said she didn't remember much about the Metro crash. But the thing Lanice Beasley kept recalling was the older woman who talked to her even as she was dying beside her on the ground n...
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Rescuers 'Tried Everything We Could'
Article | It was so quiet. A half-hour after a Metro train had slammed into another, when no one was sure who was alive and who was dead, a stunned silence settled over hundreds of people at the scene of the deadliest crash in Metro history.
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Grief, bitterness as Metro crash's first anniversary is marked
Article | A Metro remembrance ceremony for last June's Red Line crash was supposed to serve as a tribute to the victims, survivors and rescue personnel. Instead, it ended in bitterness Tuesday as the families of some victims lashed out at the transit agency.
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Red Line Train Operator Used Brakes In Failed Bid to Stop Six-Car Train
Article | The operator of the Metro train that slammed into a stationary train in front of it apparently had activated the emergency brakes in a failed effort to stop before the accident, federal officials said yesterday as they searched for the cause of Monday's Red Line wreck that killed nine and injured...

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