ARLINGTON, Va. - According to Metro officials, sparks produced by a Metrorail car along a section of track in Arlington are 'normal.' FOX 5 was contacted by a viewer who saw the sparks come from underneath a train car at Reagan National Airport.
Our cameras captured the sparks as a train went by on Wednesday. When we spoke with Metro officials, they told us that the electrified third rail is on opposite sides of the track at Reagan National Airport. When the train switches to the third rail, the sparks are produced. Metro said that this was 'normal' for that section of track.
On Wednesday, the Federal Transit Administration directed Metro to make repairs on three track segments to reduce the risk of fire and smoke on the tracks.