Posted by: Captain Easychord | June 22, 2009

“Mechanical Difficulties”

(Image courtesy Fox5 / DCist)

(Image courtesy Fox5 / DCist)

(screenshot from Metro's Rail Alerts website)

(screenshot from Metro's Rail Alerts website)

I’m sure the WMATA folks had a number of higher priorities than making sure their website gave sufficiently detailed descriptions of service delays this evening. Nevertheless, there is something a little incongruous about the description given (a description that was live on the site until at least 7:30). That said, I’ve seen enough Metro incident reports to be sufficiently jaded to say,”sounds like a derailment” when one of my coworkers informed my project of the situation by reading this description. Unfortunately, that assessment was all too correct…

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