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Metro marks 4 years since deadly Red Line crash

Friday - 6/21/2013, 9:56am  ET

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Metro has enacted 24 of 34 safety recommendations made by the NTSB after the subway's worst crash in its history. (AP)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's been four years since a deadly crash on Metro's Red Line that killed nine people.

Saturday marks four years since the crash, the worst accident in Metro's history.

The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/15pF8lj) that Metro has now settled all lawsuits filed against the transit agency by families of the nine people killed. But few details of those settlements have been made public.

The transit agency is still working to address recommendations the National Transportation Safety Board made after the crash. Metro has fulfilled 24 of the 34 recommendations. The remaining recommendations include replacing the oldest rail cars in the system, the 1000 series cars. Metro is expected to start replacing those early next year.

Some trains were taken out of service after the intercom system failed earlier this week during a fight on the Woodley Park Station platform.

A candlelight vigil will be held Saturday near the crash site.

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Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com


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