Another scary Metro-related story in the Washington Post today! On Friday, a train malfunctioned and was taken out of service and all passengers were ordered off the train. A few passengers couldn’t get out in time though, and they were trapped inside the train for several stations with the lights turned out and no way to escape.
The three women who were trapped tried the red emergency button to contact Metro (to no avail), and they pounded on the windows while screaming for help at every station that the train passed through. They eventually caught the eye of a Metro employee at Metro Center, who helped get them out. It’s hard to imagine that this could happen, and I hope Metro is taking steps to make sure that other passengers don’t get trapped on ‘No Passenger’ trains in the future.