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Ethel Merman

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Slog AM: Sound Transit's Multiple Meltdowns, A Ferry Rescue, and Stephen Sondheim's Story About Ethel Merman

Sound Transit builds very nice trains, but are they aware that people ride them? This weekend a Sound Transit train lost power in the tunnel near the U District, stranding everyone aboard and leaving hundreds of people waiting at stations. While staff scrambled to fix the electrical problem (you can listen to an operator and dispatcher’s radio comms here), nobody bothered telling all the passengers what was going on, so after a half hour in a dark, unventilated train, they started wandering off into the tunnels, which is — to put it mildly — not great.
SEATTLE, WA
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