NTSB to Hold Public Hearing on Red Line Metro Crash

Witnesses will be questioned

Thursday, Feb 4, 2010  |  Updated 9:30 PM EDT
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NTSB to Hold Public Hearing on Red Line Metro Crash

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WASHINGTON - JUNE 22: Rescue workers respond to the site of two Metro trains that collided with one another between the Fort Totten and Takoma Park stations June 22, 2009 in Washington, DC. Early reports indicated at least two people died and dozens of injuries were sustained in the accident. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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The National Transportation Safety Board says it will hold a three-day public hearing into the fatal collision of two Metro trains in June 2009.

The hearing will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Feb. 23 in the NTSB's board room and conference center at 429 L'Enfant Plaza in southwest Washington. Witnesses will be questioned.

The focus of the hearing will be the June 22 accident on the Red Line that killed nine and injured numerous others, plus state and federal oversight of rail transit systems.

The hearing will also be Webcast on the NTSB public hearing schedule page when it becomes available.

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