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Posted at 3:44 PM ET, 02/26/2011

Metro escalator malfunction video

By Washington Post staff

Metro has released surveillance video of an escalator malfunction at the L'Enfant Plaza Metro Station during the "Rally To Restore Sanity" event on the Mall last October, according to Fox 5.

Several escalator riders were injured during the incident.

Video: L'Enfant Plaza Escalator Malfunction: MyFoxDC.com

By Washington Post staff  | February 26, 2011; 3:44 PM ET
Categories:  Traffic and Transportation  
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Comments

What a nightmare!

Posted by: cen7 | February 26, 2011 6:28 PM | Report abuse

Scary, scary, scary.

Posted by: WashingtonDame | February 27, 2011 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Near the end of the clip, watch for the vigilant Metro station manager to come running to assist the passengers...oh, wait...that didn't happen. S/he was probably busy texting or web surfing in the booth, like 90% of Metro workers. Riders, let's document and post images that show the culture of indifference and irresponsibility pervasive in Metro, here and elsewhere. Maybe it will catch someone's attention.

Posted by: dcgoodguy | February 28, 2011 7:52 AM | Report abuse

Last week, a rookie Metrobus driver on the 16G route closed the door on my wrist. He mumbled something about trying to close the back door--but didn't apologize. The supervisor was right there and did/said nothing. I spoke to him at Pentagon City when I got off, and he was SO RUDE. Calling to complain will do nothing. Does anyone have the names of those responsible for this mess of a system (aside from the top guy)?

Posted by: kt76 | February 28, 2011 10:22 AM | Report abuse

@Kt76 and they wonder why Metro Drivers and Station Operators get hurt while on the job? SMDH These goons don't get paid cheap okay!! They should have a little class or compassion or freaking something!! Metro is shot he hell and they need to be investigated along with Pepco. We pay all this money for services and what do we get in return nothing but hard times. JMO

Posted by: msruby36 | February 28, 2011 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Can someone say Lawsuit!!!! Damn shame! And Metro keeps goin up on the fare for this!!!

Posted by: dspower33 | February 28, 2011 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Six months. 6 months. This happended 6 months ago! Just because Fox finally got the video doesn't make it current. Get a lawyer or get over it!

Posted by: Jimof1913 | February 28, 2011 4:55 PM | Report abuse

notice the very helpful WT worker

Posted by: WhatBubble | February 28, 2011 11:06 PM | Report abuse

Breaking news!!!! I'll make sure to be careful if I go to the L'Enfant Plaza station six months ago in my time traveling.

Posted by: bdbd1 | March 1, 2011 2:07 AM | Report abuse

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