Two DC Metro trains misrouted

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A map of the Washington D.C. Metro system. Two Metro trains were sent onto the wrong lines this week.
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

WASHINGTON — It’s been a bumpy few days for the Metro rail system.

On Monday and Tuesday, Metro trains were directed onto the wrong routes. This came after a mated pair of cars separated while a train was in motion on Saturday. [See “DC Metro inspects cars after train pulls apart,”  Trains News Wire,  Aug. 28, 2018.]

The Washingon Post reports that on Monday, a Silver Line train reached the Arlington Cemetery station on the Blue Line, and on Tuesday, a Blue Line train ended up at the Court House Station on the Orange and Silver lines.

Metro told the paper that the misrouting was due to signal problems and it has taken corrective action, and that there was “no safety issue” in the routing errors.

The report said the Federal Railroad Administration, which has safety oversight over the Metro system, was aware of the incidents and planned to monitor the agency’s response.

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