Saturday, May 18, 2013
Work will impact riders on the Red, Orange and Green lines through system closing Sunday night.
Traveling on Metro this weekend? Stay informed about delays. Metro will perform system rebuilding work on all but one line in this weekend. The rebuilding work will result in service changes on the Red, Orange and Green lines. Blue or Yellow lines riders can breathe easy, there is no scheduled track work on either line this weekend. According to a Metro news release: Red Line - 10 p.m. Fri., May 17 through closing Sun., May 19 Orange Line - 10 p.m. Fri., May 17 through closing Sun., May 19 Green Line - 10 p.m. Fri., May 17 through closing Sun., May 19 MAP: Click on your nearest station on the map to see when the next train arrives and to learn about any alerts.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Tuesday's Metrorail fire caused commuters to sound off on Twitter.
Metro troubles reared their ugly head again on Tuesday as a track fire on the Red Line in Silver Spring caused significant delays during evening rush hour. Commuters took to Twitter to share their woes. @MROBart of Washington, DC was happy to have Twitter as a communication channel: "thank u #twitterverse for keeping us folks on the redline informed about the #silver spring FIRE when @wmata has failed to do so!" @wisemetis of Silver Spring had her evening plans impacted: "Red line train on fire at Silver Spring. Guesd I'm missing knit night tonight." @jonathanbtucker of DC might have come up with a new pick-up line: ""Baby, you look like the Red Line.... on fire!" -- no really tho, there's a fire on the DC metro Red Line near Silver Spring…
Friday, May 10, 2013
Work will impact riders on the Red, Orange, Blue and Yellow lines starting at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through system closing Sunday night.
Metro will perform system rebuilding work on all but one line in the system through Sunday. This weekend's rebuilding work will result in service changes on the Red, Orange, Blue and Yellow lines. Green Line trains will operate normally between Greenbelt and Branch Avenue. Additionally, Metrorail will open at 5 a.m. Sunday, two hours early, to accommodate the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. According to Metro, race participants traveling to the start line should use the following stations: • Metro Center (Red/Blue/Orange lines) • Federal Triangle (Blue/Orange lines) • Smithsonian (Blue/Orange lines) MAP: Click on your nearest station on the map to see when the next train arrives and to learn about any alerts. Weekend track …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Metrorail to go to OT if Caps do.
Metrorail, which has a station near Verizon Center (Gallery Place/Chinatown), will stay open an hour later if any Washington Capitals hockey playoff games run late or go into overtime, according to The Washington Post. The Capitals open their quest for the Stanley Cup against the New York Rangers on at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Last year, Game 3 of the Capitals’ playoff series against the Rangers went to triple overtime, ending well after midnight—when Metro typically closes on weekdays. The Post reports that an announcement will be made inside the Verizon Center by 11 p.m. Metro riders will be able to exit the transit system at any station, but will only be able to enter at Gallery Place (all entrances), Judiciary Square (only on F Street) and …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Weekend track work on Metrorail will take a break for four consecutive weekends.
Metro takes a break from its rigorous weekend track work schedule during the cherry blossom season, according to a statement on Metro's website. This year, the break occurs on four consecutive weekends: March 23-24, March 30-31, Apr. 6-7, and Apr. 13-14. "The only planned weekend work during that time will take place late Sunday evenings, when ridership is light," Metro reported. "While the work we do almost every weekend is necessary to get the system back to a steady state of safety and reliability, we are in a position where we can take a short break to let everyone enjoy the season," Metro General Manager and CEO Richard Sarles said in the statement. "The spring break will give people an opportunity to experience the type of system we …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Although ridership dropped, a fare increase boosted revenues.
Although revenues increased for the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority in the last half of 2012, ridership dipped by 6 percent to below 100 million, according to transit authority statistics reported in the Washington Examiner. A revenue increase of about $15 million to $412.4 million, from July to December 2012, was attributed to a July 1, 2012 fare increase. While the uptick in revenue sounds good on the surface, Metro spokeswoman Caroline Lucas told the Examiner that “Metrorail revenue is still $20.2 million below budgeted expectations.” During the same July-to-December period, the first half of fiscal year 2013, Metro experienced another financial difficulty described in a report released on March 14 by the transit authority …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Red Line passengers should allow for about 10 minutes of additional travel time this weekend, Metro advised.
This weekend Red Line trains will operate every 20 minutes—with the exception of between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, when additional trains will operate between Shady Grove and Judiciary Square, resulting in service at about every 10 minutes between those stations, according to Metro. Metro advised Red Line passengers to allow for about 10 minutes of additional travel time. Red Line trains will single track between Judiciary Square and Rhode Island Avenue this weekend, starting through closing Sunday, according to Metro's website. The single tracking is meant to allow for track renewal and communication system upgrades. Read more about scheduled track work on all lines this weekend on Metro's website.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Trains will single track between Friendship Heights and Van Ness and between Takoma and Rhode Island Avenue.
Red Line trains will single track in two work zones this weekend, continuing through closing on Sunday. Trains will single track between Friendship Heights and Van Ness "to allow for track, fastener and insulator renewal," and between Takoma and Rhode Island Avenue "to allow for platform reconstruction and rail joint elimination for a smoother ride," according to Metro. Trains between Shady Grove and Glenmont will operate every 24 minutes in each direction. Between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, extra trains will be added between Van Ness and NoMa-Gallaudet so that trains will run about every 12 minutes between those stations. Metro advised passengers traveling through either work zone to allow about 20 minutes of extra travel time…
Friday, February 15, 2013
Red Line Metro trains will single track between Rhode Island Avenue and Takoma this weekend to allow for platform reconstruction, Metro's website reported.
Red Line Metro trains will single track between Rhode Island Avenue and Takoma this weekend to allow for platform reconstruction, Metro's website reported. The single tracking will begin at 10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, and continue through closing on Monday, Feb. 18. Trains will operate every 20 minutes between Shady Grove and Glenmont throughout the weekend, with the following exceptions, according to Metro's website: Metro advised those traveling through the work zone to allow about 15 minutes of additional travel time, according to Metro's website. On Presidents Day (Monday, Feb. 18), Metro trains will run on a Saturday schedule. Metro will open at 5 a.m. and close at midnight. Metrobus service will run on a Saturday Supplemental …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Plan your commute carefully on Jan. 21.