Metro workers suspended after 10-car train put into service

WASHINGTON (AP) - Metro says three workers have been disciplined after an incident in which an extra-long 10-car train rode through the transit system.

Station platforms cannot accommodate more than eight cars. Dan Stessel, Metro's chief spokesman, says the train left the Shady Grove yard on the afternoon of Dec. 2 and serviced stations on the red line.

He says no passengers were in the rear two cars and no injuries were reported.

Stessel says the three employees disciplined were a terminal supervisor, a train operator and an interlocking operator, who allows train out of the rail yard. He says the disciplinary actions included unpaid suspensions and disqualifications from certain positions.