22.10.2021 22:54

Limited service on DC Metro to extend through November

Folgen
Werbung
WASHINGTON (AP) — Commuters in the Washington area will face longer waits for Metro trains through at least the end of the month and probably longer, as more than half the fleet of train cars will remain out of service over safety issues. Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld told reporters Friday there was no timeline for the return of the transit authority’s 7000-series train cars, which were abruptly pulled from service this week after a derailing revealed a chronic problem with the wheels and axles. The 748 cars are the newest and comprise more than 60% of the fleet. The derailing is under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board, and Wiedefeld said he couldn’t comment on it while the investigation was ongoing. In the meantime, Wiedefeld said Metro engineers were working to bring older retired cars back into service. But he said the older cars were undergoing rigorous inspections and he didn’t expect them back in service until early November. Until then, riders can expect longer delays between trains across the system, whose six lines crisscross the city and stretch deep into the Maryland and Virginia suburbs. The transit authority currently has 268 rail cars in service. There are 180 cars from the older 6000-series trains that may be brought back if they pass inspections. Currently only 22 of them are available for service. The suspension of the bulk of Washington’s Metro fleet was prompted when a train car slipped off the tracks on the Metro’s Blue Line near Arlington National Cemetery on Oct. 12. The car had apparently derailed once and then re-connected with the rails by itself, before derailing a second time. Some passengers were trapped in a tunnel in a dark train car and had to be evacuated on foot.After the derailing, the NTSB revealed that the Kawasaki-made 7000-series trains had been suffering an escalating series of incidents due to a design flaw that caused the wheels to spread too wide on the axles, allowing the carriage to slip off the tracks. The issue had been apparent to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, which oversees the regional D.C. transport system, since 2017, but neither NTSB nor the WMATA board had been informed, said NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy.The system experienced 18 separate incidents with the wheels in 2021 alone, Homendy said, and inspections revealed similar problems with an additional 21 rail cars. Wiedefeld said his agency was now working to “inspect every wheel” on the 7000-series cars, proceeding in consultation with both Kawasaki and the NTSB. He acknowledged that WMATA could be blamed for failing to address the issue or inform NTSB or its own board of the problem.“I understand that erodes some confidence,” Wiedefeld said. “We’re not hiding anything. We want to be as transparent as possible.” Paul Smedberg, the Metro board chair, told reporters the board would “reserve judgment” on whether Wiedefeld should have brought the issue to their attention earlier.“We’re behind the entire team looking to get service back safely,” he said. “We’ve got to make sure we get this right.” In an apparently unrelated incident, train service was suspended Friday afternoon on the Green and Yellow lines downtown and passengers were evacuated from a disabled train over a suspected braking problem. There were no reported injuries. ???? Limited service on DC Metro to extend through November ????? The China Post, Taiwan?
Weiter zum vollständigen Artikel bei "Chinapost"
Quelle: EN, Chinapost

Nachrichten zu Ceconomy St.

  • Relevant
  • Alle
  • vom Unternehmen
  • Peer Group
  • ?

Um Ihnen die Übersicht über die große Anzahl an Nachrichten, die jeden Tag für ein Unternehmen erscheinen, etwas zu erleichtern, haben wir den Nachrichtenfeed in folgende Kategorien aufgeteilt:

Relevant: Nachrichten von ausgesuchten Quellen, die sich im Speziellen mit diesem Unternehmen befassen

Alle: Alle Nachrichten, die dieses Unternehmen betreffen. Z.B. auch Marktberichte die außerdem auch andere Unternehmen betreffen

vom Unternehmen: Nachrichten und Adhoc-Meldungen, die vom Unternehmen selbst veröffentlicht werden

Peer Group: Nachrichten von Unternehmen, die zur Peer Group gehören

Analysen zu Ceconomy St.

  • Alle
  • Buy
  • Hold
  • Sell
  • ?
24.11.2021Ceconomy St UnderweightBarclays Capital
08.11.2021Ceconomy St BuyBaader Bank
27.10.2021Ceconomy St UnderweightBarclays Capital
26.10.2021Ceconomy St BuyBaader Bank
13.08.2021Ceconomy St BuyKepler Cheuvreux
08.11.2021Ceconomy St BuyBaader Bank
26.10.2021Ceconomy St BuyBaader Bank
13.08.2021Ceconomy St BuyKepler Cheuvreux
12.08.2021Ceconomy St BuyBaader Bank
19.07.2021Ceconomy St BuyBaader Bank
21.06.2021Ceconomy St HoldWarburg Research
12.05.2021Ceconomy St HoldWarburg Research
15.02.2021Ceconomy St HaltenIndependent Research GmbH
10.02.2021Ceconomy St HaltenIndependent Research GmbH
21.01.2021Ceconomy St HaltenIndependent Research GmbH
24.11.2021Ceconomy St UnderweightBarclays Capital
27.10.2021Ceconomy St UnderweightBarclays Capital
12.05.2021Ceconomy St UnderweightBarclays Capital
10.02.2021Ceconomy St UnderweightBarclays Capital
09.02.2021Ceconomy St UnderweightBarclays Capital

Um die Übersicht zu verbessern, haben Sie die Möglichkeit, die Analysen für Ceconomy St. nach folgenden Kriterien zu filtern.

Alle: Alle Empfehlungen

Buy: Kaufempfehlungen wie z.B. "kaufen" oder "buy"

Hold: Halten-Empfehlungen wie z.B. "halten" oder "neutral"

Sell: Verkaufsempfehlungn wie z.B. "verkaufen" oder "reduce"
mehr Analysen
Werbung
Werbung
Werbung
Werbung
Börse Stuttgart Anlegerclub
Werbung

Heute im Fokus

Dow fester -- DAX freundlich -- US-Kongress wendet 'Shutdown' ab -- Musk verkauft weitere Tesla-Aktien -- Allianz verspricht Dividendenwachstum -- DiDi, Aurubis, Daimler, Vonovia im Fokus

BioNTech-Chef erwartet Notwendigkeit von neuem Impfstoff. Nordex sichert sich Großauftrag. US-Jobwachstum gerät im November überraschend ins Stocken. VW senkt Absatzziel für ID-Elektromodelle in China. Studie zur Booster-Wirkung belastet Valneva. Deutscher Automarkt auch im November mit Absatzeinbruch.

Umfrage

Wie bewerten Sie die Verhandlungsergebnisse und künftigen Pläne der Ampelkoalition?

finanzen.net zero
finanzen.net zero

Oskar

ETF-Sparplan

Oskar ist der einfache und intelligente ETF-Sparplan. Er übernimmt die ETF-Auswahl, ist steuersmart, transparent und kostengünstig.
Zur klassischen Ansicht wechseln