Metro Train Derails on Red Line

The Washington Post has reported that a metro train derailed on the red line at 10:13 this morning, immediately after leaving Farragut North station.

Fortunately only three minor injuries have been reported, with one person taken to George Washington University Hospital for treatment.

The derailment has caused severe delays.  Metro has stopped trains bound for Shady Grove at the Gallery Place station, turning them back in the direction of Glenmont.

The derailment came at a time when people were being ferried to work for the first time in days.  Thankfully trains were running at a reduced speed due to the inclement weather.

Metro spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein said: “Fortunately our reports are that there have been no injuries.  The front wheels of the front car came off the tracks. We do not know how it happened.”

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We’re extremely relieved to hear that there have been no major injuries reported, and hope the disruption is eased as soon as possible.

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