Metro: 3 Disciplined for 10-Car Train

Friday, Jun 18, 2010  |  Updated 8:00 PM EDT
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Three Metro employees have been disciplined for letting a 10-car train run on the Green Line, according to the transit agency.

The operator of the train was suspended without pay for 13 days and the platform supervisor was suspended for five days, Metro spokesman Steven Taubenkibel said Thursday. An interlocking operator who oversees train movements in rail yards has been reassigned to a new job.

Two rail yard workers were cleared of wrongdoing and returned to their jobs, Taubenkibel said.

The five workers were on paid leave while officials investigated why the train was allowed to leave a rail yard and pass through five stations with two extra cars last Monday.

Station platforms can only accommodate eight-car trains and a longer train could put passengers at risk of falling onto open tracks.


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