January 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

Man Struck and Killed by Train in Germantown on New Year’s Eve

Montgomery County police officers are investigating the death of a man who was fatally struck by a MARC commuter train on New Year’s eve in Germantown. According to police, it happened on Dec. 31 shortly after 9:30 p.m. on the tracks in the area of the Germantown MARC train station, which is located at 19311 […]

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August 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Safe Track Surge #7 Begins on Tuesday Between Shady Grove and Twinbrook Stations

Red Line commuters take note: Metro trains will continuously single track between Shady Grove and Twinbrook from August 9 through August 18 as part of Safety Track Surge #7. WMATA officials are advising Red Line commuters to find other transportation options as trains are expected to be crowded, especially during rush hour due to service […]

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May 4, 2016 | Staff Writer

Man Struck and Killed by Amtrak Train in Rockville

A 39-year-old man was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Rockville on Wednesday afternoon, according to Montgomery County authorities. It happened shortly before 4:30 p.m. in the 5700 block of Bou Avenue. Montgomery County police officers said the investigation indicates that the man was in the area of the tracks when, for reasons […]

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March 22, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Metro Transit Police Step Up Police Patrols as a Precaution

The Metro Transit Police Department is increasing police patrols and security sweeps as a precaution following events in Brussels. According to the MTPD’s Twitter account, there is no known specific or credible threat to Metro. Police are reminding commuters, “if you see something, say something.” MTPD is closely monitoring events in Brussels w/our fed partners. […]

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November 19, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Metro’s Board of Directors Appoint Paul Wiedefeld as General Manager (PHOTO & VIDEO)

The Metro Board of Directors has unanimously appointed Paul Wiedefeld as the system’s General Manager and Chief Executive Officer under a four-year contract. According to a news release, Wiedefeld will assume his position on November 30th and receive an annual salary of $397,500 plus standard benefits. “Paul’s three decades of public and private sector transportation […]

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September 15, 2015 | Aline Barros

“He Was So Loving” Says Friend of Teen Struck and Killed by an Amtrak Train

UPDATED: Sept. 16, 9:46 a.m. — They met through Instagram and were friends for more than three years. Evelynn Santos, a Damascus High School student, said John Martin DeReggi Jr- the teen struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Boyds on Monday afternoon- was a loving and affectionate person. “We ended up dating, and […]

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September 14, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Teen Struck and Killed by an Amtrak Train in Boyds (PHOTOS)

UPDATED A 16-year-old boy was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Boyds on Monday afternoon, according to Montgomery County Police. It happened shortly before 5 p.m. in the area of Boyds Market, located at 15110 Barnesville Road. According to police, the initial investigation indicates the teen was walking along the tracks with two […]

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July 20, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Police Investigate Train Collision

Montgomery County police and fire rescue units are on the scene of a collision involving a MARC train and a track maintenance vehicle in Silver Spring. According to MARC, service on the Brunswick Line is suspended with no estimated time of restoration. Police said Seminary Road is closed at Forest Glen Road. So far, no […]

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May 17, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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Person Struck by a Train at Silver Spring Metro

Montgomery County fire and rescue crews extricated a woman from under a train at the Silver Spring Metro, 8450 Colesville Road, earlier today. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer reports the woman was transported as a priority one patient to a local hospital. During the response period, there were some road closures on Colesville Road […]

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April 12, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Metro to Return Red Line to Automatic Train Operation on Monday

Metro will return the Red Line to automatic train operation (ATO) on Monday, April 13, according to Rob Troup, deputy general manager of Metro. “The return of automatic train operation on the Red Line is a significant safety milestone for Metro,” said Troup. “I want to thank our riders for their forbearance through years of […]

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