Thursday, August 15, 2013

MWAA Officials Investigating Silver Line Test Derailment

According to the Washington Post, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is trying to determine why a Silver Line test train derailed Tuesday near Wolf Trap.
"The train's front axle left the track after hitting a derailer, a mechanism designed to derail the train if it goes beyond where it is supposed to travel, according to Pat Nowakowski, executive director of the Dulles Rail Project. No injuries were reported, and the train was taken out of service, he added. The train was traveling about 5 mph when the incident occurred."
The article also reported that Nowakowski said that this is the first time there has been a derailment since test trains began running. The first test trains began running the first phase of the rail line late last year.


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