Washington DC Metro Train Derails, One Passenger Hurt

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
July 29, 2016 Updated: July 29, 2016

ARLINGTON, Va.  — Metro says a train has derailed in northern Virginia and fire officials say one of about 75 passengers on the train was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Metro spokesman Richard Jordan says two cars derailed at the East Falls Church Metro station platform Friday morning, but the train is upright. There’s no service between McLean and Ballston, which is causing orange and silver line delays that will likely continue through the morning.

Arlington County Fire Department spokesman Deputy Fire Marshal Peter Corbino says one passenger was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Jordan says the derailment happened by a switch where trains begin using one track in an area where Metro’s performing work as part of a major maintenance effort.

He says the cause is under investigation.