- Associated Press - Thursday, April 14, 2016

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Metro says more than 100 passengers were stuck for about an hour on a train outside the Rosslyn station in northern Virginia after the train became disabled by a mechanical problem.

Metro spokesman Dan Stessel says the train broke down shortly after 2 p.m. about 100 feet from the platform. He says between 100 and 200 passengers were stuck for about an hour before they were evacuated.

Stessel says it’s not clear what caused the problem but there was no smoke or fire, and no one was injured. He says the train will be towed away.


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The breakdown comes one day after Congressional Republicans told Metro officials at a hearing that the agency has been poorly managed and shouldn’t expect any increases in federal aid.

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