WONKETTE TRANSIT DESK  11:51 am February 12, 2010

by Jim Newell

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 February 12, 2010 at 11:55 am

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 February 12, 2010 at 11:56 am

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 February 12, 2010 at 11:59 am

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

SwanSwanH February 12, 2010 at 12:03 pm

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

bitchincamaro February 12, 2010 at 12:06 pm

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

Come here a minute February 12, 2010 at 12:06 pm

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 February 12, 2010 at 12:08 pm

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

Sharkey February 12, 2010 at 12:11 pm

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

teebob2000 February 12, 2010 at 12:13 pm

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

JMP February 12, 2010 at 12:15 pm

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

sanantonerose February 12, 2010 at 12:18 pm

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

Sparky McGruff February 12, 2010 at 12:31 pm

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

DangerousLiberal February 12, 2010 at 12:44 pm

[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 February 12, 2010 at 1:24 pm

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 February 12, 2010 at 2:15 pm

[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 February 12, 2010 at 2:40 pm

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 February 13, 2010 at 10:07 am

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

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