Metro Disciplines Employees After Inspector's Train Dodge

Metro has removed an employee who operated a train that nearly hit a team of inspectors from the job of train operator, the Washington Post reported.

A supervisor also was suspended without pay for a week because of the incident, spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein said.

The incident near Alexandria's Braddock Road Station last month came days after Metro lifted a six-month ban on monitors' access to live tracks. Metro officials acknowledged the train that nearly hit the inspectors was traveling too fast.

Tri-State Oversight Committee, which monitors safety at Metro, said the inspectors had to scramble to avoid being struck.

The train operator may be eligible for another position.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
Contact Us