DC Subway Car 2 Months Overdue for Brake Work

By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 23, 2009 2:36 PM CDT
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(Newser) – The Washington subway car that rear-ended another yesterday, killing nine passengers, was two months overdue for brake maintenance, a Metro source tells the Post today. “These components are supposed to be changed out to prevent failures,” the source said; officials have not said if they think the car’s age and condition played a role in the wreck.
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