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A teenager was stabbed in the stomach during a fight outside of a Metrorail station Sunday morning, Metro police said.
The D.C.-area transit system says most of its preparations for Hurricane Sandy are complete, but it's still unclear how or whether the storm will impact service.
A Capitol Heights man was sentenced to four months in jail for indecent exposure on the Metro system after passengers used a website to report him.
Metro implemented speed restrictions Tuesday afternoon because of an increased risk of heat-warped tracks, causing delays through rush hour, into the evening and possibly into Wednesday as temperatures climb.
Metro officials still were not sure Sunday evening why a computer system that monitors all of the trains in the system stopped working twice over the weekend, stranding passengers at stations for 40 minutes on Saturday afternoon and temporarily halting trains early Sunday morning.
High temperatures caused a "heat kink" along a stretch of Metrorail track, officials said, closing a portion of Green Line service throughout the weekend and likely impacting the Monday morning rush hour.
Metro's much-anticipated Rush Plus service, a new Metrorail schedule intended to bring more commuters to more places on more trains, begins Monday.
A 25-year veteran Metro mechanic was seriously injured Tuesday after he was hit by a train at the Shady Grove train yard and pinned beneath it for nearly an hour.
The mechanics tasked with maintaining the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's chronically broken escalators start at $81,000 a year. Bus driver pay goes as high as $114,000 for anyone with a driver's license and a GED.
Ninety-seven percent of the bus and train operators at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority are black, with only six white women out of more than 3,000 drivers, according to Metro documents — a lack of diversity at one of the region's largest employers that has led to an acknowledgment of failure in affirmative-action documents and spawned a series of lawsuits.
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Metro says it will inspect more than 450 train cars after a break part fell off an Orange Line train.
The broken Metro rail that caused delays Wednesday morning was caused by the sudden drop in temperatures but has been repaired in time for the evening rush hour, transit agency officials said.
A multiple-vehicle crash Wednesday night in Bethesda involving a Metro bus killed one person and snarled traffic along Rockville Pike through the evening rush hours, officials said.
Metro temporarily suspended service Tuesday on the transit agency's blue and orange lines due to a track obstruction, and several trains had to be unloaded.
In an abundance of caution, the Metro transit system beefed up its police presence through at least the Tuesday evening rush hour, said agency spokesman Dan Stessel.