NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


NTSB TO INVESTIGATE METRO TRAIN DERAILMENT

February 12, 2010

The National Transportation Safety Board has dispatched an investigator to today's Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) accident in Washington, DC.  NTSB has designated Jim Southworth, Chief, Railroad Division, as the Investigator-in-Charge. 
    
At 10:15 am, (EST), a northbound WMATA Red Line train, consisting of six train cars, derailed north of the Farragut North station.  There were three minor injuries reported. 

NTSB Office of Public Affairs: (202) 314-6100

 

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of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.