This is ridiculous; an epic failure of communication, safety, and operational control. I boarded a red line train to Glenmont at Dupont Circle around 5:40pm. The operator couldn't get the doors to close, even after making several very nasty announcements about it over the speaker.
He then says he's offloading the train, but just before I started recording, another person (who appeared to be a Metro employee, given that he was wearing a Metro uniform) blocked the nearest door and said to stay on the train, so we did.
The driver does nothing to inspect the car and make sure everyone was out, assuming that was what we were supposed to do. No announcements were made prior to this video footage and no communication was made to properly assess the situation. We had no clue what was going on.
The operator pulled through 4 stations and eventually we finally got him to stop at Judiciary Square. He initially did not respond to our attempts to use the intercom to alert him to our presence. Finally, we did get off; of course no apologies, no clarification from the manager as to why this happened or what should have happened, nothing.
Note: Comments have been disabled since I'm tired of stupid people who don't read the description or watch the full video making dumb ass comments showing they didn't get the point.