WMATA train breaks in two during morning commute

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WASHINGTON — Two cars of an eight-car Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority train separated while in rush-hour service on Dec. 12, local media reported. No one was injured.

The separation happened at the Twinbrook station as the train was headed outbound to Shady Grove, Md. There were fewer than 40 passengers on the train. These passengers were able to get off at Twinbrook.

Metro said the train stopped automatically after the break-apart. Both sections were moved under their own power to a rail yard for inspection.

The train was made up of 7000-series cars, the newest in Metro's fleet. Cause of the separation is under investigation. A train of 3000-series cars separated on the Green Line in January. — R.G. Edmonson

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