Rail Cars Separate from Metro Train Near Twinbrook - NBC4 Washington

Rail Cars Separate from Metro Train Near Twinbrook



    Metro Railcars Come Apart, Officials Searching for Cause

    Metro officials are trying to figure out what caused a few railcars to come apart on the red line Monday morning. Transportation reporter Adam Tuss reports. (Published Monday, Dec. 12, 2016)

    Two rail cars separated from a Metro train near the Twinbrook Metro station Monday morning. 

    WMATA officials said two cars on an 8-car train became decoupled just after 9 a.m. 

    No one was injured, and all of the passengers got off the train safely. 

    Red Line trains shared a track for about 20 minutes after the rail cars separated. The incident is under investigation. 

    This isn't the first time this type of incident has occurred. In January, a problem with a spring and moisture in the section that hold the railcars together broke apart.