Train derails in tunnel in downtown DC, no injuries reported

Train derails in tunnel in downtown DC, no injuries reported

Train derails in tunnel in downtown DC, no injuries reported

A Red Line train carrying at least 60 passengers derailed early Monday morning just outside the Farragut North station, Metro officials confirmed.

WMATA General Manager Paul Wiedefeld said all 63 people on the 8-car train evacuated unscathed after it scraped against the tunnel walls between Farragut North and Metro Center.

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Metro officials say no injuries have been reported at this time and that shuttle buses are running in place of trains in both directions between Dupont Circle and Judiciary Square.

Metro turned off the electrified third rail as first responders assisted passengers out of the tunnel, according to The Washington Post. She also said after it stopped, passengers were stuck on the train for about two hours. The city's Metro rail system said in a tweet that the derailment happened around 6:40 a.m. Monday outside Farragut North station.

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Red Line trains are operating every 30 minutes, with single tracking between Friendship Heights and Grosvenor.

After Monday's derailment, Maryland Sen. "We can not treat it as if it were a new system".

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