This is like a chapter from Ayn Rand’s ‘Atlas Shrugged,’ sans any Dagny Taggart or Hank Rearden rushing to the rescue.
Three trains damaged, 300 riders trapped after piece falls from Metro train
About 300 Metro riders were stuck underground waiting in dark rail cars for more than two hours Tuesday morning and thousands more saw their commutes delayed after a piece of a train broke off, damaging two following trains and bringing the Blue and Orange lines to a standstill.
Metro pulls 16 rail cars from service after meltdown
Metro is pulling 16 rail cars from regular service Wednesday that may have the same type of brake problems that caused the meltdown on the Orange and Blue lines the day before, the agency said.