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Car on empty Orange Line train derails

The rear car of a four-car Metro train derailed in the New Carrollton yard this evening, said Metro spokesman Reggie Woodruff.

The train was coming out of a maintenance shop and had no one aboard except for the operator, he said. No one was injured in the incident and there was no immediate damage assessment for the rail car, he said.

Under standard Metro procedure, the train operator will undergo routine drug and alcohol testing and be placed on leave pending the investigation.

--Ann Scott Tyson

By Luke Rosiak  | July 19, 2010; 6:59 PM ET
Categories:  Metro, NTSB, Orange Line  | Tags:  New Carrollton  
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"Under standard Metro procedure, the train operator will undergo routine drug and alcohol testing and be placed on leave pending the investigation. "


What's the point...metro can't fire anyone anyway.

Posted by: 123cartoon | July 20, 2010 10:31 AM | Report abuse

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