Fort Totten Metrorail Station Accident and Investigation

This Web page is dedicated to informing the public about the tragic Red Line accident that took place on Monday, June 22, 2009, between Takoma and Fort Totten Metrorail stations. Viewers will find information about the crash, service and steps that Metro has taken since June 22. Metro is committed to discovering the cause of the tragedy and putting remedies in place.

Track Circuit Monitoring and Maintenance

Documents & Transcripts

Metro in mourning

Audio & Video

Metro's Train Control Room Video: See the equipment and track circuit control modules in action. 7.31.09

John Catoe on WTOP's July 30th "Ask Metro" Show. 7.30.09

Video from Metro's Operations Control Center: This video taken in Metro's Operations Control Center demonstrates the movement of a train through the downed track circuit between Medical Center and Grosvenor-Strathmore where trains are moving at reduced speeds. 7.23.09

Metro General Manager John Catoe on WAMU's The Kojo Nnamdi Show: Metro General Manager John Catoe discusses the June 22 Red Line collision and answers questions from listeners. 7.22.09

Press Conference audio: Metro General Manager John Catoe announces steps being taken as a result of the June 22 Red Line train accident. 6.30.09

Other Resources

Visit the Tri-State Oversight Committee or National Transportation Safety Board websites.

View Metro's Photo Gallery

Visit Clarifications & Corrections, Metro's corrections/clarifications/commentary to some media stories.

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