Moving Forward on Safety

Safety is the number one priority at Metro, and we are dedicating even more resources and energy to near- and long-term safety improvement.  This page is designed to let our customers keep track of our efforts and the improvements we are implementing.  Through this page you can monitor the corrective action we are taking to ensure the safe operation of our track circuits, see how we are responding to recommendations from the agencies providing Metro with safety oversight, or get information on the investigation into the June 22 accident on the Red Line.

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West Falls Church


Safety Q & A (English)
Safety Q & A (Spanish)

Audio & Video

Moving Forward on Safety: Progress made on two of Metro's safety priorities, replacing the 1000 series rail cars and developing real time circuit monitoring systems

Metro's Train Control Room Video: See the equipment and track circuit control modules in action. 7.31.09

Video from Metro's Operations Control Center: This video taken in Metro's Operations Control Center demonstrates the movement of a train through the downed track circuit between Medical Center and Grosvenor-Strathmore where trains are moving at reduced speeds. 7.23.09

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