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Stalled WMATA Green Line Train "Self-Evacuated" by Its Passengers

Posted by WMATAGMOAGH on Thu Jul 5 17:24:38 2012

An outbound Green Line train stalled between stations on Tuesday night. When the rescue train also lost power and didn't arrive fast enough for the linking of some passengers, they decided to take the situation into their own hands. I don't know whether WMATA's communication was adequate under the circumstances or not, but in my opinion, it doesn't matter once these passengers take matters into their own hands, put themselves and others at risk of injury or even death, and creating even bigger delays for thousands of other passengers. Clearly there are differing perspectives on what happened, but even if there are breakdowns, that doesn't give people the license to do whatever they feel like.

Washington Post story here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/rebellion-on-the-green-line-as-passengers-flee-stalled-metro-train/2012/07/04/gJQA7rk7NW_story.html


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