WMATA Train Operator Fired

WASHINGTON — A Metrorail train operator, who was involved in the pocket track derailment at the Farragut North Metrorail station on Feb. 12, was terminated on March 11 from her position as a train operator.

She was dismissed for failing to follow standard operating procedures, WMATA said.

The operator was placed on paid administrative leave following the accident, which is standard procedure. She had been a Metro employee since May 1976, and a rail operator since April 1999.