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Metro Investigates Near-Miss On Red Line

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By David Schultz

One train was traveling toward the Forest Glen Metro Station Wednesday afternoon, while another train was stopped at the platform in front of it, unloading passengers. A Metro spokesperson says the operator of the moving train slammed on his emergency brake, because he noticed he was too close to the stopped train.

There were passengers on both trains, but the spokesperson says there weren't any injuries. Metro is still trying to figure out why the trains came so close together.

Metro trains used to run on automatic control. But after a collision on the Red Line killed nine people last year, Metro switched to manual mode.

Investigators believe that crash might have been caused by a fault in Metro's automatic train control system.

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