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CBS Local

Roll Call
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:07:23 -0700

Defective rail fasteners were the root cause of the track problem known as wide gauge that caused the derailment, Metro found. The agency, formally known as the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, said the rails weren't properly held in ...

W*USA 9

WTOP
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 03:52:30 -0700

WASHINGTON — Metro's board of directors will meet behind closed doors Wednesday to discuss the derailment earlier this month, and consider disciplinary action against workers who might have prevented the wreck. The Washington Post reports today's ...

WTOP

WTOP
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 14:49:24 -0700

At a news conference Wednesday, Metro Interim General Manager Jack Requa said the cause was a track defect known as a “wide gauge” — a problem detected a month before the Aug. 6 derailment, but never repaired. requa Metro Interim General Manager ...

Greater Greater Washington

Greater Greater Washington
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 06:21:04 -0700

The logical conclusion is that all these zones sprung up because they are similar to what happened at Smithsonian - I'm guessing the "wide gauge" problem is rampant across the system. Too bad nobody in local media is reporting on this story... so WMATA ...

Greater Greater Washington

Greater Greater Washington
Tue, 11 Aug 2015 09:10:13 -0700

Update: Metro announced on August 12 that the cause was wide gauge detected over a month before the derailment which was not fixed. We had listed that possibility in the "things we know it wasn't" because wide gauge (where the rails spread too far ...

Washington City Paper (blog)

Washington City Paper (blog)
Mon, 17 Aug 2015 08:56:15 -0700

3—“earlier than scheduled”—to review Interim General Manger and CEO Jack Requa's “operational investigative report” on the derailment incident, which, Requa disclosed last Wednesday, was caused by a “wide-gauge” track issue. The eight-member ...

WTAE Pittsburgh

WTAE Pittsburgh
Mon, 17 Aug 2015 09:15:06 -0700

and subcategories (e.g. broken rail, wide gauge, etc.) both in the state of Pennsylvania and Nationwide. For those derailment categories that are high risk, i.e. with a significant number of annual occurrences or significant potential for occurrence of ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk
Sat, 22 Aug 2015 09:29:28 -0700

I do not think the NHS should pay for people's e-cigarettes, as was proposed last week, but they are certainly a brilliant invention. Their genius (putting aside their nicotine replacement action) is that they closely replicate the ritual of smoking ...
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