Train Derails on Red Line, Collides with Another Train
Customers should Avoid the Red Line
A six-car Red Line train headed in the direction of Shady Grove derailed between the Takoma and Fort Totten Metrorail stations today and was involved in a collision with another train at 5 p.m. today, Monday, June 22.
Metro officials advise that people avoid the Red Line this afternoon. Trains are operating between Glenmont and Takoma Metrorail and between Shady Grove and Brookland stations for the remainder of the day.
There are preliminary reports of injuries on board, some serious. Emergency officials are responding to the scene.
This is first of several updates.
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News release issued at 5:52 pm, June 22, 2009.