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(WASHINGTON) — A Washington, D.C. Metro train was taken out of service and department was called on Friday morning, weeks after a smoke incident left one rider dead and dozens more injured.

According to the D.C. Metro’s Twitter account, a train on the Red Line let its passengers off and was taken out of service with a brake problem Friday morning.


Grosvenor-bound Red Line train offloading at NoMa for a brake problem. Another train to ride arriving approx 2 min behind. 7:39a #wmata

— Metrorail Info (@Metrorailinfo) February 6, 2015

The train was brought back into service about an hour later, D.C. Metro said, though delays were expected due to a fire department investigation at Dupon Circle.



Red Line: Expect residual delays in both directions due to earlier fire department investigation at Dupont Circle.

— Metrorail Info (@Metrorailinfo) February 6, 2015



Red Line train, offloaded earlier at Medical Center, back in service Union Station-Glenmont after Main’t check. 8:30a #wmata

— Metrorail Info (@Metrorailinfo) February 6, 2015

In mid-January, heavy smoke filled a train, prompting hundreds of commuters to evacuate. During the evacuation, one person was killed and many more were hospitalized for smoke inhalation and other injuries.


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