Red Line Trains Collide, Fatalities Reported
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. There are two confirmed fatalities at this time.
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 other injuries on board, many serious. Emergency officials are responding to the scene.
This is second of several updates.
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News release issued at 6:02 pm, June 22, 2009.