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TriMet apologizes for flooded MAX train

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Courtesy: TriMet Courtesy: TriMet
Courtesy: TriMet Courtesy: TriMet
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

TriMet is apologizing Monday, after a MAX train flooded during the Halloween storm. The driver went through high water and now TriMet says it was an error in judgment. 

TriMet tells FOX 12 the train that flooded over the weekend is still out of service, while crews conduct a thorough inspection and make the necessary repairs. Administrators say about a dozen other trains impacted by pooled water on the tracks were also pulled from service. 

That means some MAX trains ran as a single car Monday, causing big crowds for riders during the evening commute.

TriMet says they’re now conducting an internal investigation to figure out if the driver followed proper protocols during the storm, or if their current rules need to be changed because of what happened. 

In the meantime, administrators say they want to apologize to riders for what happened and for the disruption in their service. 

TriMet says the Oregon Department of Transportation working with them as part of the investigation, on behalf of the Federal Transit Administration.

There’s no word on when the effected trains will be back in service. 

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