DC Metro Train Derails on the Red Line

A Red Line train carrying 63 people derailed between the Metro Center and Farragut North stations. DC Metro (WMATA) officials said the train was one of the new 7000-series that was recently put into service. Passengers on the train described a loud boom and violent shaking. One passenger interviewed by NBC Washington said it felt twice as bad as turbulence he had experienced while flying. Emergency services were able to evacuate the 61 passengers without any issues. Power to the third rail was shut down as passengers walked 2,000 feet to Metro Center station. No injuries were reported. Does the…

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