Tag: trains

  1. Crash on the red line of the DC Metro this afternoon.

    22 June 2009

    Around 1700 EST5EDT in the DC metroplex, there was a head-on collision between two trains on the red line. The crash occurred in the vicinity of Takoma Park, Maryland. Reports vary, but about ten people were severely injured in the crash. Unconfirmed reports state that the crash may have had something to do with the drivers being distracted.


    If you were on the DC metro and you’re reading this, please comment so that we know you’re okay.


    Lyssa, Laurelinde, Bronwyn, Cate, Hasufin, and I are all right.


    Hasufin’s confirmed that Mika’s all right.


  2. Liveblogging: The Last HOPE and moments up to.

    18 July 2008

    1007 EST5EDT: On the road, er, rail again.

    Just a few scant minutes ago I boarded the Acela express train out of Union Station in Washington, DC destined for the city that never sleeps. Yes, once again New York City is my destination, and I sincerely hope that it's prepared for the advent of Hackers On Planet Earth, the biannual convention held by 2600 Magazine at the Hotel Pennsylvania.

    Taking the train is probably one of my favorite ways to travel. It's quiet, it's fast, and the scenery is something that you don't often get to see in the DC …