As you know by now, a horrific tragedy occurred on Monday evening in Washingon D.C. 9 people died & 76 where injured when one Metro train struck a stopped train in front of it near the Fort Totten station on the city’s red line. Early Tuesday afternoon, the MTA issued a statement on the deadliest accident in Metro history:
The heartfelt thoughts and prayers of all MTA employees go out to our colleagues in the DC Metro system and to the customers involved in yesterday’s tragic accident. We express our condolences to families touched by this tragedy. We are closely monitoring the investigation currently underway by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and will look to incorporate any safety recommendations that are applicable to our system. The safety of our employees and the riding public is the MTA’s top priority, and we are proud of our safety record.
I would like to take this time to offer my heart felt condolences for the friends & loved ones of those who died or were injured in the accident. Lets hope this is the last time such a tragedy will occur on any system in the world.
xoxo Transit Blogger