WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Metro Stations Reopen After Smoke Incident On Red Line

Play associated audio

Click here for the latest on this story.

CORRECTION: Metro says there was no fire and that brake caused smoke but there was no fire.

ORIGINAL POST: The Forest Glen and Wheaton stations are reopening on Metro's Red Line after a train was evacuated for smoke in the tunnel near Forest Glen in Maryland.

It's an odd site to see a station so deserted as the Forest Glen Metro Station was during rush hour Tuesday, with more firefighters, police officers and Metro workers milling about than passengers.

The station is open and trains are passing through after having been delayed for about two hours. This was because a train had to be evacuated after smoke was detected in the tunnel just after 2 p.m.

Metro says a brake problem caused the smoke but there was no fire. A train operator was treated for smoke inhalation.

NPR

What If You Hadn't Gotten Married? 'Dark Matter' Imagines An Alternate Life

Blake Crouch's new science fiction novel tells the story of Jason Dessen, a father and physics professor who suddenly finds himself in a parallel universe — in which he's unmarried and famous.
NPR

Japan's Lunchbox Trend 'Kyaraben' Takes Lunch Prep To Another Level

It's cute ... but is it too much cultural pressure?
NPR

Bernie Sanders: DNC Emails 'Outrageous' But 'Not A Shock'

Sanders also, once again, called on DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz to resign.
NPR

The Reason Your Feed Became An Echo Chamber — And What To Do About It

It often feels as if social media serves less as a bridge than an echo chamber, with algorithms that feed us information we already know and like. So, how do you break that loop? We ask some experts.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.