Metro's Red Line crash spurs safety improvements

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Nearly two years ago, nine people died when two Metro trains collided outside the Fort Totten Station. Now, just days ahead of the somber anniversary, the transit agency is highlighting the safety improvements it’s made since then.

Wednesday marks the two-year anniversary of Metro’s Red Line crash, but since the collision, Metro has been making safety improvements. They include replacing the oldest rail cars, installing rollback protection on rail cars and replacing switched that guide trains from one track to another.

In memory of the victims,{ }a wreath-laying ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday{ }outside the Fort Totten Metro Station.

Last week, Metro launched a new campaign to communicate with customer through Facebook and Twitter.{ }

In the above video, ABC7's Jummy Olabanji has more details.