DC Metro pulls cars from service after door malfunction

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WASHINGTON — DC Metro has pulled almost 300 railcars from service after a set of doors on one car opened while a train was in motion.

The 286 cars of Metro’s 3000 series, built by Breda and delivered in 1987, represent about 15 percent of the transit system’s fleet. They will remain out of service until a cause for the malfunction is discovered, the Washington Post reports. Doors opened on a car shortly after an Orange Line train left the Loring station about 1 p.m. on Sunday.

The removal of those cars from service means many Metro trains will operate with six cars instead of the usual eight.

Metro and the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission are both investigating the incident.

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