Extra-Long Train Lands 5 Metro Workers on Leave

By David Brigham
|  Monday, Jun 7, 2010  |  Updated 11:00 PM EDT
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A mishap on Metro's Green Line today put five employees out of service like an escalator.

Metro officials are investigating why an eight-car train went into service with a couple of extra cars this morning. The mistake was noticed when the train left from the Branch Avenue Metror Station.

"The train departed the Branch Avenue Metrorail Station at 5:14 a.m. The riders were asked to exit the train at the Waterfront-SEU Metrorail station at 5:37 a.m., where it was returned to the rail yard," said Metro spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein.

Customers were not able to board the last two cars of the 10-car train because the length of a platform is only eight cars.

A train operator, the interlocking operator, the terminal supervisor and two yard operators were removed from service pending the results of an investigation, which includes a drug and alcohol test.

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