Metro Trains Collide Head On

In a hideous Metro accident this afternoon, two trains collided head on in a station on the Red Line:

When the car pulled into the station and stopped, the conductor began screaming for people to get off the train, and the passengers started running, according to Harnice.

Clingerman said in a matter of seconds a second train hit their train head-on and went on top of the first train, sending debris flying.

I’m so glad we just gave Metro more money, now they can use it to crash more trains!

3 Comments so far

  1. Shawn Honnick (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2004 @ 11:21 pm

    In the afternoon, WMAL reported that two trains “bumbed” one another, totally minimizing it. I truly thought it was one of those “almost bad” events until I later got an email from a friend that wanted me to drive downtown to pick him up at work (haha).

  2. Tiffany Baxendell (unregistered) on November 4th, 2004 @ 7:18 am

    This is a perfect example of why there needs to be a “Yes, but…” button on bond initiatives.

    “Yes, I want to put more money into Metro initiatives, BUT they have to get their act together or give the money back.”

  3. Anonymous Coward (unregistered) on November 4th, 2004 @ 8:49 pm

    It was really encouraging that they were able to smooth out the schedules though. Today the delay was only about 10 minutes at Tenley.. not bad. Not great.. but not bad.

    Anyone know what the actual metro budget is though? I think NY’s get’s close to $1 billion/year.

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