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STUPID RED LINE, WHAT WITH THE CONSTANT BREAKING: “The front wheels of the first car of a Red Line train derailed at 10:13 a.m. as it was approaching the Farragut North Metro station. Passengers are being evacuated and no injuries have been reported. Other Red Line trains are being turned back from Farragut North, and streets in the area of the station have been shut down. Emergency personnel are on the scene, waiting for any possible patients and also apparently shutting off pedestrian access to the station.” Happy “Back To The Office Day,” commuters! [Washington Post]

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  • JMP

    Man, while I’ve always been impressed by how much cleaner Washington’s metro stations were than most others I’ve taken in the US, they really can’t run them very well down there.

  • Gopherit

    Fortunately, your commute is only from the sofa bed to the laptop, right Jim?

    I’m sure this happened 4 blocks from some wonketteer. Please share your horror stories here.

  • Escape Goat Nation

    Now does that train go through the Native American section of D.C.?

  • SwanSwanH

    You need to get you one of them Yellow Lines. They’re quiet and hard-working. And good at math.

  • bitchincamaro

    So wheels coming off the Red Line is a metaphor for American democracy, or some such?

  • Come here a minute

    We’re talking about taking the steel tube filled with people and putting it in the concrete hole containing other people and wriggling it around in the excrement of a week’s snowfall. And you have to think, would I want that to be done to me?

  • Sharkey

    [re=512094]SwanSwanH[/re]: Yeah we got one, and guess what? It goes to Chinatown, no jokey!

  • Sharkey

    The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood from the Red Line.

  • teebob2000

    Is this the Injun train or the Commie-soshulist one? Must be the Injun one because they never work.

  • JMP

    [re=512089]Escape Goat Nation[/re]: It goes straight to the professional football stadium.

  • sanantonerose

    Yellow to Gold line. “Double-down and call it the Orient Express.” Still laughing on that one.

  • Sparky McGruff

    [re=512127]JMP[/re]: Based on their win-loss record, it seems debatable to call it “professional football”.

  • DangerousLiberal

    [re=512138]sanantonerose[/re]: Me, also. It’s the Win of February.

    And, you racists, it’s the Red Line–where all the trains go to stop. Meh.

  • Tommmcatt

    I think I like Wonkette best on those rare occasions, such as today, when I get to the end of a post and still don’t understand why they put that particular picture next to it. It helps me feel challenged.

  • m_supercomputer

    [re=512077]Gopherit[/re]: This seems to be about two blocks from my office, which I am not actually in today. (Yay “telecommuting.”) But I will find a way to be traumatized nonetheless.

  • finallyhappy

    I am on the red line- the part that closes when the snow happens because my station is above ground- although it seems below ground was fucked today as well. I think my part of the Red Line is definitely commie/socialist as so much of Montgomery County went for Obama and we have no elected Republicans- at county,State or National level. And the Red line does not go into redneck Virginia.

  • WickedWitch

    [re=512247]Tommmcatt[/re]: I think the subliminal message is that Metro is a “Mickey Mouse” operation!