Wednesday, March 24, 2010

This Looks Safe and Warm

FFWD to :35
From http://www.youtube.com/user/ajoi4u
Update: No mention of this on Metro's disruption reports.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice timing on the train stopping, too. Good grief.

Ashley said...

why did the train STOP on the Flames?!?!

Jamie Noguchi said...

*facepalm*

Anonymous said...

did they fire the train operator who stopped their train...IN THE FIRE? WTF Metro!?

Anonymous said...

bahahaha wtf was that?? was that recent?

Anonymous said...

Yay! Metro didn't blow up.

fdderfell said...

I'm on a Railway to hell...

Anonymous said...

I was there! On that train. I wondered why we were driving through flames but not much I could do about it. Flames on both sides - first "stage right" on the right outside edge, which is what that video appears to show and then just as we passed by, more flames on the left in the middle of the track area.

Only human was one fellow off to "stage-right" of the train outside of the fence with a hoe. He was slowly and barely pushing flaming bits back through a hole in the fence. NO other human around!

The entire car went "whoa!" and watched as we flamed by the flames. Interesting this is the first place I've seen any comments about it. (Everyone thinks I'm nuts for claiming my metro train really was "flaming down the road!" ;)

Unsuck DC Metro said...

Date, time, line?

Anonymous said...

As a rider of the flames, I take liberty of using Unsucks valuable space to reiterate on behalf of Metro:
"Is the culture of safety present at Metro? Yes. But not to the degree that it needs to be."

True! Need more degrees of heat for a properly cooked human burger I do believe.

Anonymous said...

Last week I think Thursday. Around 5:40 pm Vienna to New Carrollton line. I got on the train at 4:50 pm at Ballston to New Carrollton. The flaming moment was around the Deanwood station if I recollect correctly. Saw no humans on the left like in that video though so perhaps that video was the next train coming by? (I did not report is as I did not know if anyone would actually believe me at Metro.. not meant as sarcastic, just factual. How often does one say...? :)

Anonymous said...

I know you've got my back, Metro. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

It was in fact on Thursday on the Orange Line between Deanwood and Cheverly. If I remember correctly, the fire started around 3:00 pm. Prince George's County 911 Communications notified Metro Rail (Central) of the fire but they continued to run trains through the scene. This is a huge safety issue and Metro dropped the ball, as usual.

Anonymous said...

That is unreal!!

Anonymous said...

why wasnt this reported at all in the local DC television news stations or other web pages besides unsuckmetro? if it was i'd love to know the URL!

Anonymous said...

I rode over this sometime after it happened and saw firefighters on the Amtrak tracks and smoldering wood/mulch. A friend of mine was one of the firefighters there, but he wasn't sure how it started.

Anonymous said...

WOWOOWOWOOWOWOWOOWOW. Metro SUCK and the MSM SUCKS MORE FOR NOT PICKING THIS UP AN EMBRAASSING METRO

Anonymous said...

YEAH METRO!!!!! FUCK YEAH!!!! YOU ROCK!! CRAZY TRAIN!!!!

vic said...

the trouble with Metro? assuming you could distill its ills to one metaphysical fault... the fundamental fault lies in the flawed basic design philosophy, compounded by what can only be termed avocational management oversight through the years. To build a two-track system in the 1960s, ignoring the examples of subway systems in all the great cities of the world, can only be termed, with great kindness, short-sighted. The "schedule" trackwork during operating hours, when the system actually shuts down for several hours every day, can only be seen as uncaring and irresponsible. Disney did a better job of designing for DsneyWorld, at least it serves its passenger base adequately.

Anonymous said...

on saturday,11.27.10, after 5 pm i tried to get off the metro rail.my backpack on wheels stopped,so i got off the t rain and tried to lift it. but the door closed on me.there were hardly any riders.i could neither get back in the train, nor get out. i tried to get out with all my strenght.there were hardly any passengers on the train,and i saw nobody to get off at twinbrook.finaly, a passenger came to my rescue.he tried to open the door, but used all his strenght to keep the door open. then there was a noise,the door opened slightly,but closed it again right away.in the meanwhile i tried to get out, and finaly succeded.i was in such shock,i had to run after the rescuer to thank him.then i went to the station manager,
mr. r. walraven, he asked if i want to file a complaint, or if he should make it? i just wanted to get away, it was getting dark.i felt it was just a waste of time.
i spoke with mr. walraven recently and he told me that he reported the incident to the call center. i thought my life was over. and i would be dragged to the next station(white flint)to my death.
the driver should have investigated, he should know there was a problem.

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