DC Metro inspects cars after train pulls apart

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WASHINGTON — The Metro transit agency has inspected more than 200 cars after a train pulled apart on Saturday, WTOP radio reports.

All 5000-series and 6000-series cars were inspected, Metro spokeswoman Sherry Ly told the station. The Federal Transit Administration is looking into what have caused the separation of a married pair of cars.

The incident occurred about 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, when the fifth and sixth cars in an eight-car train separated on Metro’s Silver Line. Emergency brakes stopped the train, which was carrying about 70 passengers. There were no injuries.

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