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Posted at 2:12 PM ET, 06/16/2010

Man struck by Orange Line train

By Washington Post editors

A man was struck by a Metro train at the Dunn Loring Station, Dr. Gridlock reports.

Metro spokeswoman Cathy Asato said the initial police investigation indicates he may have been on the Orange Line tracks intentionally.

Trains are single tracking through the area and free shuttle bus service is being provided between the Vienna and West Falls Church stations.

Stay with Dr. Gridlock for updates.

By Washington Post editors  | June 16, 2010; 2:12 PM ET
Categories:  DC, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation, Virginia  | Tags:  dunn loring station, metro, orange line  
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Comments

Every time I see someone standing too close to the edge of the platform, I cringe at the thought that they're considering jumping in front of the train. It's saved me so much stress to drive to and from work. B-bye unsafe, unguarded Metro.

Posted by: akchild | June 16, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

But what could Metro do to prevent this? I've traveled many cities around the world with trains and subways and never found one that had barriers of the kind that would be needed to stop the very, very few people (out of the millions of riders) who do this.

Barriers that are physically attractive (i.e., minimal) wouldn't stop someone intent on suicide, while effective barriers would be ugly and diminish an otherwise world-class system.

Posted by: Andrew53 | June 18, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

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