Metro News Release

For immediate release: August 12, 2009

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Orange Line service returns to normal
Man fatally injured

Regular service resumed at 2 p.m. today (August 12) at West Falls Church-VT/UVA Metrorail station, about three hours after a man was fatally struck by a train at 11:18 a.m.

A six-car Orange Line train headed in the direction of New Carrollton struck a male customer who was on the tracks intentionally as the train pulled into the station.

Trains shared one track through the station from 11:18 a.m. until 2 p.m. when trains resumed regular service.

(This is the fourth update to the incident.)

Media contact for this news release: Lisa Farbstein at 202-962-1051.
For all other inquiries, please call customer service at 202-637-7000.

News release issued at 2:37 pm, August 12, 2009.

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