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Since April 20, two trains have run red light signals at the entrance to the Brentwood Rail Yard.
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Since April 20, two trains have run red light signals at the entrance to the Brentwood Rail Yard.

Metro spokesman Steve Taubenkibel says in two seperate instances since April 20, a train operator ran a red light signal at the entrance to the Brentwood Rail Yard. In both cases, no one was on the trains and no damage or injuries occurred.

But Taubenkibel says the incidents are serious, because the red lights are meant to let the operators know when it is or isn't safe to proceed.

Taubenkibel says both of the operators voluntarily informed their supervisors, and they'll be disciplined and retrained.

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