The train arrives at the metro station in Washington
According to the Washington Post, the unprecedented decision to close the Washington metro for 29 hours was made by the Board of Directors of the management company and its leader Paul Wiedefeld. The reason for it was the electrical fire that led to Monday’s severe delays on three metro lines. The company’s management decided to test about 600 cables to prevent future recurrences of this situation.
The representative of the Metropolitan stressed that the safety risk to passengers is quite low, but noted that precautions are still necessary.
January 15, 2015 electrical fire on one of the metro lines in Washington led to a strong smoke, in which one of the passengers died from carbon monoxide poisoning, and 84 people were taken to hospital.