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WVVA Bluefield
Leaders Metro funds without safety protocolsGov. Terry McAuliffe announced in a statement Wednesday that the first draft of
Leaders Metro funds without safety protocols
WVVA Bluefield / Posted 3 hours ago
Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced in a statement Wednesday that the first draft of an interstate compact to create the Metrorail Safety Commission will be reviewed in coming weeks. The legislation will be introduced before the D.C. Council... Read more
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The Hill
Public TransitMall. DC Metro Silver Line decision expected Thursday A decision on the fate o
Public Transit
The Hill / Posted yesterday
Mall. DC Metro Silver Line decision expected Thursday A decision on the fate of the extension of Washington, D.C.’s Metrorail subway system toward Dulles... NPR affiliate disturbed by Minneapolis light rail Minneapolis’s National Public... Read more
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The Hill
DC Metro changes policy on publicizing crimes amid scrutinyWashington’s Metrorail system will notify the public about violent crimes on th
DC Metro changes policy on publicizing crimes amid scrutiny
The Hill / Posted yesterday
Washington’s Metrorail system will notify the public about violent crimes on the same day they occur, after receiving a flurry of criticism for not immediately publicizing an alleged rape that took place on a subway car last... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Webster: D.C. Metro should be more like Disney World monorailAt a House Transportation & Infrastructure Highways & Transit Subcommittee hear
Webster: D.C. Metro should be more like Disney World monorail
Orlando Sentinel / Posted yesterday
At a House Transportation & Infrastructure Highways & Transit Subcommittee hearing Tuesday on Metrorail safety , Webster, R-Winter Garden, told the heads of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and the Federal Transit Administration... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Metrorail's new fleet unveiled The trains are set to replace the current fleet, which has been in operation
Metrorail's new fleet unveiled
Eye Witness News / Posted yesterday
The trains are set to replace the current fleet, which has been in operation for over 50 years, in October. Six hundred trains have been budgeted for, 20 from a Brazilian supplier, while the other 580 will be... Read more
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NBC Washington
Metro General Manager Fires 20 Managershave to go." Metro will begin a major maintenance plan on June 4 that will shu
Metro General Manager Fires 20 Managers
NBC Washington / Posted 5 days ago
have to go." Metro will begin a major maintenance plan on June 4 that will shut down sections of track for extended periods and close all Metrorail stations at midnight every night. Stay with News4 as we continue to update this developing... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Maryland's Paul Wiedefeld works to turn around Washington's Metroreliability of a system vital to the day-to-day operations of the capital regio
Maryland's Paul Wiedefeld works to turn around Washington's Metro
Baltimore Sun / Posted 5 days ago
reliability of a system vital to the day-to-day operations of the capital region. An estimated 281,000 Marylanders ride Metrorail each workday, including about 37,000 that come from jurisdictions other than Montgomery and Prince George's... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Another Metrorail Nightmareabout 700m to the Bonteheuwel train station. Among the passengers were school
Another Metrorail Nightmare
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
about 700m to the Bonteheuwel train station. Among the passengers were school students carrying bags at their back. Metrorail announced that the delays were caused by a train that had failed at Bonteheuwel train station. Indeed, at the... Read more
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The Hill
DC Metro finalizes massive repair planWashington’s Metrorail system on Thursday finalized its massive track-work main
DC Metro finalizes massive repair plan
The Hill / Posted 6 days ago
Washington’s Metrorail system on Thursday finalized its massive track-work maintenance plan, which will start next month and is expected to cause major service disruptions for nearly a year. The effort, known as “SafeTrack”, will officially begin... Read more
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The Washington Times
DEBORAH SIMMONS: Privatize D.C. Metro?Metro, the D.C. region’s public and heavily subsidized transit system, should b
DEBORAH SIMMONS: Privatize D.C. Metro?
The Washington Times / Posted 7 days ago
Metro, the D.C. region’s public and heavily subsidized transit system, should be privatized. Our tri-jurisdictional Metrorail and Metrobus system, which was conjured by a Democrat-controlled Congress in 1967 (with Lyndon Johnson in the White... Read more
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Al.com
Conversation of the Day: Should $850 million be spent on a new Interstate 10 bridge?in four large metropolitan areas: The Brent Spence Bridge connecting Cincinnati
Conversation of the Day: Should $850 million be spent on a new Interstate 10 bridge?
Al.com / Posted 8 days ago
in four large metropolitan areas: The Brent Spence Bridge connecting Cincinnati with Covington, Ky.; Washington D.C.'s Metrorail, the Gateway Rail tunnel connecting Penn Station in New York City with New Jersey; and San Francisquito Creek... Read more
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Op-Ed News
This Week Is Infrastructure Week, But Every Week Should Be"Five big infrastructure emergencies," The Brent Spence Bridge connecting Cinci
This Week Is Infrastructure Week, But Every Week Should Be
Op-Ed News / Posted 8 days ago
"Five big infrastructure emergencies," The Brent Spence Bridge connecting Cincinnati and Covington, Ky., Washington D.C.'s Metrorail system, the Gateway Rail Tunnel project between New Jersey and Penn Station in New York City, the I-10 Bridge in... Read more
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Deseret News
UTA can take a hard lesson from Washingtonby many to be a hindrance to continued growth in the region. Recently, with onl
UTA can take a hard lesson from Washington
Deseret News / Posted 8 days ago
by many to be a hindrance to continued growth in the region. Recently, with only a few hours of notice, the entire Metrorail system was shut down in order to inspect cabling along the tracks that could cause potentially fatal fires. With... Read more
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Business Wire
Fitch Affirms Fairfax County, VA's GO Rating at 'AAA'; Outlook Stablehas identified this as a long-term challenge but one that should be somewhat ad
Fitch Affirms Fairfax County, VA's GO Rating at 'AAA'; Outlook Stable
Business Wire / Posted 9 days ago
has identified this as a long-term challenge but one that should be somewhat addressed with the recently completed Dulles Metrorail Phase I expansion project, which includes five new stations in the county. Revenue Framework The revenue base is... Read more
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Al.com
I-10 project listed as one of 'five infrastructure emergencies' by national political websitein four large metropolitan areas: The Brent Spence Bridge connecting Cincinnati
I-10 project listed as one of 'five infrastructure emergencies' by national political website
Al.com / Posted 9 days ago
in four large metropolitan areas: The Brent Spence Bridge connecting Cincinnati with Covington, Ky.; Washington D.C.'s Metrorail, the Gateway Rail tunnel connecting Penn Station in New York City with New Jersey; and San Francisquito Creek... Read more
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examiner.com
The best transportation option in Downtown Miamithe world, we have very good news about the Orange Line. Heading to the airpor
The best transportation option in Downtown Miami
examiner.com / Posted 9 days ago
the world, we have very good news about the Orange Line. Heading to the airport, or to Downtown Miami from the Airport? Metrorail Orange Line Services to and from Miami International airport increasing! The trains depart from the MIA Station... Read more
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iol.co.za
Metrorail mess hobbles Cape Town businessesCape Town - Bosses say the ongoing crisis with Metrorail has forced them to rel
Metrorail mess hobbles Cape Town businesses
iol.co.za / Posted 9 days ago
Cape Town - Bosses say the ongoing crisis with Metrorail has forced them to relook at how they run their businesses, from allowing flexitime to getting staff to work from home. In a Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry member survey, bosses... Read more
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The Hill
The Hill's 12:30 ReportZanona names the five worst infrastructure emergencies in the country. No. 1: T
The Hill's 12:30 Report
The Hill / Posted 9 days ago
Zanona names the five worst infrastructure emergencies in the country. No. 1: The Brent Spence Bridge; No. 2: Washington's Metrorail system (lol.); No. 3: The Gateway Rail Tunnel project; No. 4: The I-10 Bridge; No. 5: San Francisquito Creek... Read more
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The Hill
Five big infrastructure emergenciessaid of the bridge. "The thing is, there are bridges and roads and highways lik
Five big infrastructure emergencies
The Hill / Posted 9 days ago
said of the bridge. "The thing is, there are bridges and roads and highways like that throughout the region." Washington’s Metrorail system The transit system of the nation’s capital — once hailed as a crown jewel in public transportation — has... Read more
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Eye Witness News
‘Everest for August’ campaign raises close to R500k for CT train attack herotimes and fractured his spine while trying to protect train passengers from bei
‘Everest for August’ campaign raises close to R500k for CT train attack hero
Eye Witness News / Posted 10 days ago
times and fractured his spine while trying to protect train passengers from being robbed in Cape Town. Picture: Facebook. Metrorail,Metrorail sabotage,Darren August,Everest for August CAPE TOWN – An ‘everesting’ campaign has raised close to half... Read more
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iol.co.za
‘Raw deal’ from Metrorail, say Cape businessesCape Town - Businesses in the Cape Town metro have voiced their dismay at the e
‘Raw deal’ from Metrorail, say Cape businesses
iol.co.za / Posted 11 days ago
Cape Town - Businesses in the Cape Town metro have voiced their dismay at the effects of what they call a failure by Metrorail to deliver a reliable service, a survey by the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry has revealed. The survey sampled 80... Read more
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NBC Washington
Metro Trains to Stop at Midnight Every DaySay goodbye to late-night Metro trains on weekends. D.C. Metrorail service wil
Metro Trains to Stop at Midnight Every Day
NBC Washington / Posted 12 days ago
Say goodbye to late-night Metro trains on weekends. D.C. Metrorail service will end every day at midnight starting June 3, Metro announced Friday. Trains currently run until 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights. Metro said in a statement that the... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Cape Town train crisis bad for business‚ say employerslost. The president of the Cape Chamber‚ Janine Myburgh‚ said the survey revea
Cape Town train crisis bad for business‚ say employers
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 12 days ago
lost. The president of the Cape Chamber‚ Janine Myburgh‚ said the survey revealed growing anger at the underperformance of Metrorail. “What makes this so desperately sad is that Cape Town has the best network of railway lines of any city in the... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Metrorail pleased with court order over Satawu's illegal strike The rail operator last month obtained an urgent interdict to declare a Satawu
Metrorail pleased with court order over Satawu's illegal strike
Eye Witness News / Posted 12 days ago
The rail operator last month obtained an urgent interdict to declare a Satawu-led strike illegal. FILE: Rail commuters wait on a platform at Mutual Station in Cape Town. Picture:... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Late train stop ends with early birthGiving birth on her last day of work was the last thing security guard Sindiswa
Late train stop ends with early birth
Daily Dispatch / Posted 12 days ago
Giving birth on her last day of work was the last thing security guard Sindiswa Bukani expected when she stepped off a Metrorail train yesterday afternoon. The 43-year-old, who is a Metrorail security guard at the Fort Jackson train station, said... Read more
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The Washington Times
DEBORAH SIMMONS: Metro workers slam union, WMATArecently and what is being done to fix the nagging and persistent problems with
DEBORAH SIMMONS: Metro workers slam union, WMATA
The Washington Times / Posted 13 days ago
recently and what is being done to fix the nagging and persistent problems with Metro. As you probably already know, Metrorail is being hammered by the White House, Congress and various federal agencies and D.C.-area authorities. They all are... Read more
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The Hill
DC Metro must complete urgent repairs before starting rehab effortWashington’s Metrorail system must immediately address three track areas in urg
DC Metro must complete urgent repairs before starting rehab effort
The Hill / Posted 14 days ago
Washington’s Metrorail system must immediately address three track areas in urgent need of repair before it can begin a massive new rehabilitation effort next month, a federal transit agency warned on Wednesday. ADVERTISEMENT The agency said it has... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Denel denies acting illegally in joint venture with Gupta-linked companyobtains interdict to halt looming license suspension Independent Newspapers, f
Denel denies acting illegally in joint venture with Gupta-linked company
Eye Witness News / Posted 14 days ago
obtains interdict to halt looming license suspension Independent Newspapers, former 'Cape Times' editor dispute continues Metrorail beefs up security to prevent attacks on trains School children escape unharmed after bus goes up in flames Eskom... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Metrorail beefs up security to prevent attacks on trains At least 19 carriages were torched in three weeks in Cape Town, Esplanade and
Metrorail beefs up security to prevent attacks on trains
Eye Witness News / Posted 14 days ago
At least 19 carriages were torched in three weeks in Cape Town, Esplanade and Kraaifontein last month. A Metrorail passenger train arrives at Mutual Station in Cape Town. Picture: Aletta... Read more
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KVUE-TV Austin
MetroRail delayed due to lightning strikestruck a signal control, the Capital Metro train was delayed about 30 minutes,
MetroRail delayed due to lightning strike
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted 14 days ago
struck a signal control, the Capital Metro train was delayed about 30 minutes, officials said shortly before 7 a.m. MetroRail experiencing 30 minutes to an hour delay due to lighting striking a signal control. More updates to follow.... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Nearly 7,000 rail-related crimes reported in 2015Fire and smoke damage at Cape Town Station following an incident of arson in Ap
Nearly 7,000 rail-related crimes reported in 2015
Eye Witness News / Posted 14 days ago
Fire and smoke damage at Cape Town Station following an incident of arson in April 2016. Picture: Aletta Harrison/EWN Metrorail vandalism,Metrorail infrastructure,Metrorail sabotage,Rail Safety Unit,rail safety CAPE TOWN – The police's Rail... Read more
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iol.co.za
Train hero ‘can feel his legs, but can’t move them yet’two places when he was tossed from a train and hit a tree while trying to prote
Train hero ‘can feel his legs, but can’t move them yet’
iol.co.za / Posted 14 days ago
two places when he was tossed from a train and hit a tree while trying to protect female passengers from being robbed on a Metrorail train he was travelling on last week. August said he used himself as a decoy when a group of between five and eight... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Man airlifted to hospital following taxi, truck collision in JHBdelivery ARMSTA: Cops failing to enforce intimidation order Plans fast-tracke
Man airlifted to hospital following taxi, truck collision in JHB
Eye Witness News / Posted 14 days ago
delivery ARMSTA: Cops failing to enforce intimidation order Plans fast-tracked to normalise Vuwani following violent protests Repairing Metrorail damage could take 12 months Home Affairs grants amnesty to Basotho nationals living in SA ille... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Repairing Metrorail damage could take 12 months Metrorail says delays will continue as technicians repair extensive damage to
Repairing Metrorail damage could take 12 months
Eye Witness News / Posted 14 days ago
Metrorail says delays will continue as technicians repair extensive damage to infrastructure. FILE: Metrorail commuters on board an overcrowded train on 20 April 2016. Picture: Monique... Read more
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NBC Washington
'Safety Trumps Service': Metro Boss Instructs ManagersTransportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Tuesday he seriously considered orde
'Safety Trumps Service': Metro Boss Instructs Managers
NBC Washington / Posted 15 days ago
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Tuesday he seriously considered ordering a shutdown of the entire D.C. Metrorail system last week and may still do so if local officials don't follow Transportation Department s... Read more
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Eye Witness News
CT advocacy group to fight Metrorail price hike Annual Metrorail fare increases generally come into effect from 1 July. FILE
CT advocacy group to fight Metrorail price hike
Eye Witness News / Posted 15 days ago
Annual Metrorail fare increases generally come into effect from 1 July. FILE: A Metrorail passenger train arrives at Mutual Station in Cape Town. Picture: Aletta Harrison/EWN Metrorail,metrorail... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
The Joys of Jo'burg: Big trains, smaller penis adsTHE FIFTH COLUMN As much as I appreciate a guy like Dr Happy going to the leng
The Joys of Jo'burg: Big trains, smaller penis ads
Mail & Guardian / Posted 15 days ago
THE FIFTH COLUMN As much as I appreciate a guy like Dr Happy going to the lengths he did to advertise his service in Metrorail’s coaches, I’m simply not in a position to get any work done at the moment. Penis enlargement, in my view, is a major... Read more
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The Washington Times
DEBORAH SIMMONS: Metro plan: What we know, what we need to knowArea Transit Authority appear to be making smart moves. There’s a plan in hand
DEBORAH SIMMONS: Metro plan: What we know, what we need to know
The Washington Times / Posted 16 days ago
Area Transit Authority appear to be making smart moves. There’s a plan in hand to ensure safety comes first on Metrorail, there’s a plan on which rail lines and stations will be closed during repair work, and there’s a plan to ensure... Read more
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Bdnews24.com
Planning Commission proposing Tk 1.09 trillion ADP, stresses on transport sectorplanning secretary said. “Mainly the Padma Bridge, the construction of the rai
Planning Commission proposing Tk 1.09 trillion ADP, stresses on transport sector
Bdnews24.com / Posted 16 days ago
planning secretary said. “Mainly the Padma Bridge, the construction of the railway lines across the Padma to Jessore, the Metrorail project and the Dohazari to Ramu via Cox’s Bazaar railway lines construction project, and several other such big... Read more
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The Hill
Feds issue new safety directives for DC MetroA federal agency is directing Washington’s Metrorail system to take immediate s
Feds issue new safety directives for DC Metro
The Hill / Posted 16 days ago
A federal agency is directing Washington’s Metrorail system to take immediate steps to mitigate the risk of smoke and fire incidents following a tunnel fire last week that prompted officials to shut down the station for the eve... Read more
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iol.co.za
World hails Cape Town train herohis spine when he was flung from a train and hit a tree while trying to protect
World hails Cape Town train hero
iol.co.za / Posted 16 days ago
his spine when he was flung from a train and hit a tree while trying to protect female passengers from being robbed on the Metrorail train he was travelling on last week. August said he used himself as a decoy when a group of between five and... Read more
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The Hill
Metro's mishaps raise scrutiny on safety agenciesThe Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's string of high-profile saf
Metro's mishaps raise scrutiny on safety agencies
The Hill / Posted 17 days ago
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's string of high-profile safety mishaps involving its Metrorail system are putting a slew of federal and local agencies in the hot seat. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) put four... Read more
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The Hill
Feds order new safety steps for Metroordered Metro to do a “safety standdown” by May 16 to provide safety training t
Feds order new safety steps for Metro
The Hill / Posted 18 days ago
ordered Metro to do a “safety standdown” by May 16 to provide safety training to employees. “Supervision at all levels of MetroRail operations must ensure that decision-making is made on the basis of safety and not operational convenience,” the... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Commuter who tried to thwart robbery may not walk againin some way. That’s all we want – justice for Darryn.” Darryn August before th
Commuter who tried to thwart robbery may not walk again
News 24 South Africa / Posted 18 days ago
in some way. That’s all we want – justice for Darryn.” Darryn August before the incident. (Supplied) Bernard also slammed Metrorail and their lack of adequate security, saying the transport provider should take responsibility for the attack. But... Read more
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CBS 6 Richmond
D.C. Metro overhaul to disrupt service, riders must make ‘sacrifice’track outages use either around-the-clock single tracking or line-segment shutd
D.C. Metro overhaul to disrupt service, riders must make ‘sacrifice’
CBS 6 Richmond / Posted 19 days ago
track outages use either around-the-clock single tracking or line-segment shutdowns that will impact rush hour commutes. Metrorail riders will be encouraged to consider using alternate travel options while safety surge work is in effect on their... Read more
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Washington City Paper
What You Need to Know About Metro’s Long-Term Maintenance PlanBeginning in June, Metrorail will implement continuous single tracking and even
What You Need to Know About Metro’s Long-Term Maintenance Plan
Washington City Paper / Posted 19 days ago
Beginning in June, Metrorail will implement continuous single tracking and even total shutdowns along segments systemwide, Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld announced on Friday. Wiedefeld rolled out his plan, dubbed "SafeTrack," to rehabilitate... Read more
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CBS Baltimore
D.C. Metro GM Announces Hours Reductions, Long Term Track Closures In Aggressive Repair Planusing alternate travel options while safety surge work is in effect on their li
D.C. Metro GM Announces Hours Reductions, Long Term Track Closures In Aggressive Repair Plan
CBS Baltimore / Posted 19 days ago
using alternate travel options while safety surge work is in effect on their line. Wiedefeld also said closure of the Metrorail system at midnight seven days a week will begin June 3. “Metro’s safety culture change depends on support from the... Read more
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International Business Times
CCTV captures fiery explosion on Washington DC Metro (WMATA). A station CCTV camera caught the incident, showing sparks, followed b
CCTV captures fiery explosion on Washington DC Metro
International Business Times / Posted 19 days ago
(WMATA). A station CCTV camera caught the incident, showing sparks, followed by a fiery explosion on the tracks. The metrorail service has since been restored after the incident closed two stations on the line. Service on the Blue, Orange and... Read more
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iol.co.za
Robber beaten by passengers on trainfor a train robber who got a beating from commuters on a packed carriage. The
Robber beaten by passengers on train
iol.co.za / Posted 19 days ago
for a train robber who got a beating from commuters on a packed carriage. The robber snatched a woman’s cellphone on a Metrorail train on Thursday morning and tried to jump carriages when he was tackled by passengers and beaten with a rod. A... Read more
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KPRC Local 2 Houston
METRORail strikes pedestrian in Museum DistrictHOUSTON - One person was sent to the hospital after being struck by the METRORa
METRORail strikes pedestrian in Museum District
KPRC Local 2 Houston / Posted 19 days ago
HOUSTON - One person was sent to the hospital after being struck by the METRORail near the intersection of Rosedale and Fannin. The person was taken to Ben Taub Hospital in unknown condition. The rail is shut down at the moment, and it is not known... Read more
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