Metro's 3000-Series Trains Return To Service After Door Malfunction

May 22, 2019

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A day after the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority removed all of its 3000-series trains from service following reports of a door malfunction, the transit agency has cleared the trains to continue operating.

All of the 3000-series trains weren’t used Tuesday after a door malfunctioned Sunday, Metro said in a tweet. On Wednesday morning, Metro confirmed it identified the cause of the door issue.

While the 3000-series trains were out of service, many Metro trains included six cars instead of eight.The agency resumed a turnback on the red line that made 32 more cars available.

Metro said the door issue isn’t expected to impact future service.

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