WMATA Train Derails, 20 People Injured

WASHINGTON – Twenty people were injured yesterday following a derailment on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).

Service was disrupted for some time following the derailment near the Mount Vernon Square station. The train that derailed was six cars long.

Although Mount Vernon Square station was open for Monday morning rush hour, authorities implemented speed restrictions for trains traveling through the area of the derailment.

Of the 20 people injured, no one was reported to be in critical condition.

The National Transportation Safety Board has been called in to investigate.

In November, two WMATA workers were killed after they were struck by a train near the Eisenhower Avenue Metro station in Alexandria, Va. The NTSB continues to investigate that incident.

– Railfanning.org News Wire