The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Equally Unsafe

Dec 21, 2009

On Sunday, November 29 there was another collision on Metro (in greater Washington D.C.) This time it was in the West Falls Church rail yard and no passengers were on board. But three workers were injured. All 12 cars involved were damaged. Three cars were totaled.

Two of the totaled cars were series-1000 cars that were sandwiched between newer cars. These series-1000 cars actually derailed! These are the old cars that the NTSB told Metro to replace.

This sandwiching of the older cars between the newer cars was Metro’s solution to the June 22nd crash that killed 9 and injured 80 people.

An equally unsafe solution!