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Person Struck by Train at Forest Glen Station, Metro Reports

Posted in Metro, Wrecks, Collisions, & Accidents with tags , on June 29, 2009 by Kent

U Street Metro StationAccording to a Metro Alert, Metro officials and emergency personnel are responding to the Forest Glen Metrorail station on the Red Line, where a person reportedly has been struck by an eight-car train headed in the direction of Shady Grove Metrorail station. The incident took place at 4:10 p.m.

Trains are single-tracking, or taking turns sharing one track between the Forest Glen and Silver Spring Metrorail stations.

Red Line Riders can expect significant delays along the line, especially in the area of the incident. Delays are expected to be 30 minutes or more.

Fenty: 4 Killed in Deadliest Crash in Metro History; Rescues Still Underway|ABC 7 News

Posted in Metro, Uncategorized, Wrecks, Collisions, & Accidents with tags , on June 22, 2009 by Kent

Fenty: 4 Killed in Deadliest Crash in Metro History; Rescues Still Underway|ABC 7 News

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In additions to the link above, the Washington Post has the following:

Two Red Line Metrorail trains collided this evening between the Fort Totten and Takoma stations, killing at least four people and injuring scores of passengers in what authorities called the transit system’s deadliest crash ever. The trains struck with such force that part of one vaulted on top of the other. Read the entire article, including maps and images, here>>

DDOT/Metro … We Have a Problem

Posted in City Services, Metro, Park View, Petworth with tags , , , , , on June 9, 2009 by Kent

Petworth leak 3I discovered when I arrived at the Georgia Ave./Petworth Metro this morning that the sudden downpour this morning flooded, of all things, the Metro station. Nearly the entire length of the platform was flooded.

Tracing the water down the platform, I quickly learned that the leak was coming from above.

Petworth leakI think its logical to presume that the median work on New Hampshire Avenue has compromised the integrity of the Metro station, and that there will continue to be water during showers until this is addressed.

I know the community has been concerned that the median work has not gone deep enough to support the planned trees … but guess what, that may not be an option. Ultimately, the neighborhood may have to accept smaller plantings. We’ll see.

The cause was likely a clogged storm drain or ventilator shaft, which is much better than my initially assumption which showed my complete ignorance of the construction details of this station. This is one instance where I’m am thrilled to have been wrong.petworth leak blurry

Median Work on New Hampshire Continues

Posted in City Services, Petworth with tags , , , , , on May 20, 2009 by Kent

New Hampshire Avenue median workFollowing up on Wayan Vota’s post last week that medians were coming to New Hampshire Ave. in Petworth, progress is being made.

Originally, it was assumed that the medians would contain grass and create a tree lined avenue. Right now, I can confirm that this will not be the case for the entire stretch.

The area around the intersection of New Hampshire and Quincy is clearly going to have brick centers. I suspect this is the area above the Metro station, and having plantings on top of it would be problematic. NH median workmedian work