Metro News Release

For immediate release: August 23, 2011

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Metro Earthquake Update 1

 As a result of a 5.8 magnitude earthquake in the Washington, DC area:

  • As of 1:59 p.m., all trains are operating at 15 mph.
  • Metro personnel are conducting track inspections of the entire rail system.
  • There are no reported customer injuries at this time.

Customers should expect significant delays on Metrorail until further notice due to the reduced operating speed.

News release issued at 2:34 pm, August 23, 2011.

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