Doors Open Mid-Ride on Metro Red Line Train - NBC4 Washington

Doors Open Mid-Ride on Metro Red Line Train

Cars involved are part of the 1000 Series



    Metro Doors Open During Ride

    News4's Tracee Wilkins reports on Metro?s latest incident where train doors opened during the middle of a ride on the Red Line. (Published Wednesday, May 16, 2012)

    Investigators are trying to determine why doors on a Metro train opened while it was traveling between stations.

    The incident happened on the Red Line between the Van Ness and Tenleytown Metro stations, during the Tuesday morning commute.

    A Metro spokesman confirmed the train had an "uncommanded door opening" involving two cars. Both of those cars are part of the 1000 Series, which is the oldest model in Metro's fleet.

    No one was hurt while the doors were open. When the train arrived at Tenleytown, everyone was offloaded safely and the train was taken to Shady Grove for diagnostic testing.