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    Entire DC Metro shuts down for safety checks
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    Entire DC Metro shuts down for safety checks

    December 2, 2019


    KAI, HAS THERE EVER BEEN A FULL SHUTDOWN FOR INSPECTIONS LIKE THIS BEFORE? KAI: IT’S THE FIRST TIME FOR A NON-WEATHER-RELATED ISSUE WHICH , SAYS A LOT ABOUT HOW CONCERNED TRANSI OFFICIALS ARE ABOUT SAFETY RIGHT NOW. THE SHUTDOWN STARTS AT MIDNIGHT AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE THURSDAY MORNING COMMUTE. THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO DEPEND ON THE D.C. METRORAIL FOR THEIR COMMUTE BETWEEN BALTIMORE AND D.C. HAVE SOME BIG DECISIONS T MAKE BEFORE TOMORROW.>>I HAVEN’T DECIDED WHAT I’M GOING TO DO. I’M PROBABLY GOING TO END UP TELEWORKING TOMORROW JUST BECAUSE I NORMALLY TAKE THE METRO TO THE MARC TRAIN.>>I’M GOING TO HAVE TO DRIVE. I’M GOING TO HAVE TO DRIVE WHICH IS GOING TO BE A NIGHTMARE BECAUSE TRAFFIC IS ALREADY AWFU KAI: METRORAIL OPERATORS CREWS ARE GOING TO MANUALLY INSPECT 600 JUMPER CABLES AFTER AN ELECTRICAL FIRE IN A METRO TUNNEL MONDAY CAUSED HUGE DELAYS ON THREE SUBWAY LINES. THERE WAS A SIMILAR PROBLEM LAST YEAR WHEN A WOMAN DIED AFTER A FIRE FILLED A TUNNEL WITH SMOKE.>>WE, IN GOOD CONSCIENCE AND THE ADMINISTRATORS OF THIS SYSTEM, CAN NOT SEND TRAINS OUT IN THIS SYSTEM, INTO THESE TUNNELS, KNOWING FULL WELL THAT SOMETHING CAN GO WRONG. KAI: OFFICIALS ACKNOWLEDGED THAT A FULL SHUTDOWN IS AN INCONVENIENCE, BUT STRESSED THAT THE ALTERNATIVE, LIKE PARTIAL SHUTDOWNS WHILE CREWS CHECK INDIVIDUAL AREAS, COULD TAKE SEVERAL DAYS OR EVEN WEEKS. RONALD LEWIS, WHO WORKS IN BALTIMORE AND LIVES IN D.C., SAYS HE’S LESS CONCERNED ABOUT SAFETY RIGHT NOW THAN HE IS ABOUT HOW HE’S GOING TO GET AROUND TOMORROW.>>NO, IT DOESN’T MAKE ME FEEL BETTER BECAUSE THEY SHOULD HAVE LET US KNOW IN ADVANCE THAT THIS WAS GOING ON. THIS IS A LAST MINUTE THING. YOU DON’T DO NOBODY LIKE THAT THAT USE YOUR SYSTEM EVERY DAY.>>I MEAN, I GUESS IT’S BETTER TO HAVE IT SHUT DOWN FOR ONE D AND TO HAVE IT FIXED HOPEFULLY ONCE AND FOR ALL THAN TO HAVE JUST SMALL BAND-AID FIXES, SO WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS. KAI: SO THE MARC TRAIN AND METRO BUS WILL OPERATE AS NORMAL TOMORROW. MARYLAND TRANSIT OFFICICALS SAY THEY’VE ADDED EXTRA CARS, INCLUDING BIKE CARS, TO SOME MARC TRAINS FOR TOMORROW. YOU CAN GET DETAILS ON THAT ON THE MTA SOCIAL MEDIA SITE. LIVE AT PENN STATION, KAI REED, WBAL-TV 11 NEWS. STAN: WE’LL ALERT YOU TO ANY CHANGES TO THE SHUTDOWN IN THE WBAL-TV MOBILE APP. FOLLOW UPDATES FROM D.C. AND CHECK TRAFFIC CONDITIONS BEFORE

    Mit dem Zug von Kapstadt nach Simon’s Town: Ausflug in die False Bay
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    Mit dem Zug von Kapstadt nach Simon’s Town: Ausflug in die False Bay

    November 16, 2019


    Hello and welcome! It’s nice to have you with me on this trip by train from Cape Town to Muizenberg, to Kalk Bay and down to Simon’s Town! The journey directly from Cape Town here has taken about 50 minutes. And the ride is a bit adventurous. I think I sat in the first class, but I’m not entirely sure about that. Anyway, it is worth looking for a seat where the windows are not completely blind or sprayed, so you can look outside a little. We’ll take a look down to the beach now, even if it is clouding over again. One of the most famous sights of Cape Town can be seen here. The colorfully painted beach houses here in Muizenberg should not be missing on any brochures of Cape Town. But if you look closely you will find that Muizenberg is a separate community. The beach houses are definitely the landmark here. It is clearly too cold for swimming for me today, so I do not need a locker room. Therefore, our journey goes straight on towards Kalk Bay. From Muizenberg further to the south the railway line runs along the coast. From here there are great views and so it is important to have a seat on the left side of the train. The drive along the coast to Kalk Bay takes just a five minutes, but they definitely pay off. And when you get out of the train in Kalk Bay, you are right in the middle of the town. And now, we’re taking a look at the harbor. Kathie: That is a Snoek. If you remember it: Barracouta.
    Gerhard: And it is dried. Now I thought, I must buy this dried Barracouta, and we’ll try it right away. And this is a piece of dried fish that Kathie just sold me earlier. Let’s try how it tastes… Tastes salty. And I suppose you can eat it like the dried meat, the biltong, here in South Africa. Over there at the Fish & Chips, where I originally wanted to take a break, I will resist to do so now. There is a pretty long line there at the moment. Let’s see where else I can eat good fish. Now I am here in the “Brass bell”, which is a restaurant right next to the train station, and it looks like they also have some good fish specialties here. And I’ve already discovered fish’n’chips. What is also notable here in Kalk Bay is the view of the sea. Yum! Now I am strengthened again and our train journey can continue southwards: Now we are off to Simon’s Town. Our terminal station in Simon’s Town is already in sight. But let’s be honest: The interior of this train can not compete with the great scenery here. Simon’s Town is the southernmost station in Africa, you can not travel farther than here by train in Africa. Simon’s Town is an important naval base here in South Africa, but is still a very small town with just six and a half thousand inhabitants. And this is, for example, a statue dedicated to all marine divers here. But there are other important inhabitants here in Simon’s Town as well. This dog also liked to travel between Cape Town and Simon’s Town by train: Just Nuisance is the name. She lived from 1937 to 1944, and as I said, liked to travel by train between the two cities and was always on the road with the marines. At some point, the railway administration said “that will not do!”. Dogs are not allowed to take the trains without their owners. And then the marines have simply made this dog an able seaman. And it was the only dog ever in the Royal Navy to become an able seaman. Just Nuisance was very popular with the Marines, but there are other very popular residents in Simon’s Town. They live in Boulders Beach, approximately 20 minutes from here. In 1982 the penguins settled here in Boulders, meanwhile they have grown to a population of over 2,200 birds. And to be honest, I would have imagined there to be more action, but the birds sit comfortably in the sand, looking out into the sun and out to the water. And not a lot of action can be seen here. If you would like to experience a little adventure, this train trip from Cape Town to Simon’s Town is definitely the right thing for you. However, if you do not like to be adventurous, you might want to stay away from it. Important: please do not take any valuables with you into the train, I’m not sure if that’s a good idea. Also take a wagon with several people inside and above all, do not take the train at night. Otherwise, this is an exciting day trip to Muizenberg, Kalk Bay and Simon’s Town. All details about the train journey to Simon’s Town can be found in my “Anders Reisen Blog”, the blog post (German language) is linked above. Today, I don’t have to do the farewall all alone, there is a little help. Kids: Make sure to subscribe to this channel, like, comment, share and make sure to follow me on Instagram. Gerhard: A perfect ending! So like, comment and join me again next time. Tschüs, servus, baba and good bye from South Africa!
    Kids: Peace!

    Daktronics Houston METRORAIL (skip to 3:27)
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    Daktronics Houston METRORAIL (skip to 3:27)

    November 15, 2019


    Attention METRORail Riders, Please report any abandoned items or suspicious activity by calling 713-224-COPS or dial 911 Remember: “If you see something say something” Thank you for riding METRO! (phone hanging up)

    This is My METRO – Catherine
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    This is My METRO – Catherine

    November 8, 2019


    My name is Catherine and I’m a ballerina in training. I practice…and I practice. I amaze. And then…I do it all again. I rely on METRORail to take me there. Without it I wouldn’t be able
    to pursue my passion for ballet. Dancing is my art. And I’m never going to stop working to amaze myself every day. My name is Catherine and this is my METRO. Plan your trip at RideMETRO.org.

    What’s Next with METRONext?
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    What’s Next with METRONext?

    November 8, 2019


    Our story starts here, where the rubber
    meets the road. Where METRO invests 3.2 billion for roads, bike lanes, sidewalks,
    and more throughout the Houston region. METRO is your award-winning
    transportation company for outstanding service and spending taxpayer money wisely. We’re providing innovative solutions to improve daily travel and to keep our region moving. Learn more at METRONext org.

    METRO Presents:  Changing Orbit
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    METRO Presents: Changing Orbit

    October 20, 2019


    The Astros are baseball’s reigning champions. But, has this newfound fame changed our friend Orbit? (MUSIC BREAK) Nah. A true mascot of the people Orbit still rides METRORail to and from every Astros home game. Because the fare is just $1.25 each way! So, this season, let Orbit and the boys know you’re ready to wooooooooooooooooooooooooo the Astros on to victory!

    Teen Stabbed At Metrorail Station
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    Teen Stabbed At Metrorail Station

    October 19, 2019


    AS FAR AS SALE OF THE MARLINS. OFFICIALLY OR UNOFFICIALLY. WE’RE LIVE SILVA HARAPETIAN, CBS4 THIS MORNING. NOW THIS MORNING, A TEENAGER IS RECOVERING AFTER BEING STABBED. IT HAPPENED LATE LAST NIGHT AT THE METRO RAIL STATION AT 2100 NORTHWEST 41st STREET. POLICE TELL US THE 14-YEAR-OLD AND A MAN WERE WALKING IN THE AREA WHEN HE SAW TWO HOMELESS MEN ABOUT TO FIGHT. THE TEEN STEPPED IN AND ENDED UP GETTING STABBED WITH A KNIFE ON THE SHOULDER. THE TEEN WAS TAKEN TO JACKSON