Washington Metro returns cars to service after door malfunction

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WASHINGTON — DC Metro returned most of its 3000-series railcars to service on Wednesday, a day after pulling them because the door on one car opened while a train was in motion.

Metro General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld said a malfunctioning electrical component caused the doors to open, the Washington Post reports. Twenty-six cars with a similar component have been removed from service until those cars are replaced.

The 286 Breda-built cars, in service since 1987, were pulled from operation after doors opened on an Orange Line train on Sunday, shortly after leaving the Dunn Loring station. [See “DC Metro pulls cars from service after door malfunction,” Trains News Wire, May 22, 2019.]

The Washington Metrorail Safety Commission is investigating the incident.

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