from @suraechinn via Twitter: "?#metro? board now talking about employee/passenger injury rates. ?#derailment? details will be forthcoming @wusa9 pic.twitter.com/1s1zx6OL"
WASHINGTON (WUSA) - 9News Now's Surae Chinn is awaiting more details on the partial derailment of a Metro train near the West Hyattsville station from last Friday. Previously, Metro officials said excessive heat caused part of the track to buckle.
On Thursday at approximately 11:43 a.m. she tweeted: "#metro board now talking about employee/passenger injury rates. #derailment details will be forthcoming." You can see her photo from the meeting above. Chinn also reported a few minutes later that the crowd was getting to see a slide of the part of the track that buckled.
The partial derailment shut down service along the Green line and force dozens of passengers to evacuate, but no one was injured.
Members of the board's safety and security committee was briefed about the derailment, including getting information about the stretch of track's last inspection.
In addition, Chinn reports, a power failure of Pepco's main feeder caused a train to stop and the self-evacuation at the College Park Metro station on July 3rd, 3 days before the partial derailment.