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Timeline of Trouble

Hazards posed by Metro's oldest rail cars, the 1000 series, have been a continuing safety concern. In July, the Tri-State Oversight Committee (TOC), which monitors Metro's safety, summarized exchanges between Metro, also known as the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). "6/22" refers to the June 22 Red Line crash. "#6" is an NTSB recommendation to replace or reinforce the cars. "Bellying" refers to moving cars to the center of a train.


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Sandwiching Older Metro Cars Was PR Move
Article | One of the first moves Metro officials made after a subway crash killed nine people this summer was to sandwich older rail cars, similar to one crushed in the accident, between newer, sturdier cars. While repeatedly portraying the move as one that might improve safety, interviews and newly obtain...

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