WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - There is no official cause yet into how two Metro trains collided in the District overnight, but WMATA says it’s ruling out signal failure.
The transit agency said the collision occurred just before 1 a.m. as two out-of-service cars were being moved between the Foggy Bottom and Farragut West stations.
The two trains, each comprised of six 3000-series cars, were heading the same direction along the tracks when the rear-end collision occurred. No passengers were aboard either train and both train operators were transported with non-life-threatening injuries.
A Metro official say all trains remained on the tracks and no damage to the tunnel was reported.
Officials say delays along the Orange, Blue and Silver lines are likely during the morning rush hour. Single tracking along parts of the Orange, Blue and Silver lines has been put into place and Metro officials are recommending that riders use alternate travel plans during the commute.
FOX 5 has reached out to WMATA for more answers but has not received a response yet.