Friday, April 26, 2013
Metro will open at 5 a.m. on Sunday for the Nike Women Half Marathon.
Free shuttle buses will replace Red Line trains this weekend between the NoMa-Gallaudet and Takoma stations, according to a Metro news statement. The service changes will allow for bridge work at New York Avenue Station, and for tie replacement, insulator renewal and communication system upgrades. Starting at 10 p.m. on Friday, April 26, and continuing through closing on Sunday, two stations will be closed: Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland. Also, the Fort Totten Station will be open for Green and Yellow Line service only. Trains will operate between Glenmont and Takoma and between Shady Grove and NoMa-Gallaudet every 10 minutes during daytime hours and at regular weekend intervals at other times. Free shuttle buses will operate on two …
Friday, April 19, 2013
The weekend track work schedule picks up again this weekend.
Metro's track work-free weekends of cherry blossom time are over. This weekend—from 10 p.m. on Friday, April 19, through closing on Sunday, April 21—Red Line trains will be replaced by free shuttle buses between Gallery Place and Union Station "as workers install 600 feet of new lighting fixtures between the tracks at Judiciary Square Station. ... Rail service must be suspended because the light fixtures are located within inches of both third rails," Metro reported on its website. The Judiciary Square Station will be closed all weekend, and trains will run between Glenmont and Union Station every 10 minutes during daytime hours and at regular weekend intervals at other times. Between Shady Grove and Farragut North, trains will run every …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Metro is aiming to give two hours advance warning should bus service be suspended.
Metro is operating on a normal weekday schedule Wednesday as the Washington region braces for a potentially major snowstorm. MetroAccess service and certain Metro commuter bus routes have been canceled, however, and Ride On buses are experiencing delays. Metrorail customers are advised to plan extra time for their commute. “You may encounter minor delays due to snow and ice clearing efforts, as equipment that removes snow and ice from the third rail operates between regularly scheduled trains,” the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority said in a statement. Some Metrobus routes may be detoured and bus service may be reduced or suspended as conditions deteriorate, Metro said. Metro is aiming to notify Metrobus riders two hours in …
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 …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Plan your commute carefully on Jan. 21.
While fewer people are expected to attend President Obama's second inauguration on Jan. 21, projections still show between 600,000 and 800,000 people will be there. That alone would cause an increase in traffic on Washington, DC's roads, buses, trains and sidewalks. For safety and security reasons, a number of roads surrounding the National Mall will be closed on Jan. 21. Some Metrorail stations and Metrobus routes will be affected as well. The District of Columbia's Presidential Inauguration 2013 website details the status of road access into Washington, DC, on Inauguration Day: The following roads will be closed from 3 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21: The website also lists all of the "emergency no parking zones" in effect between 7 a.…
Friday, January 4, 2013
Metro advised passengers traveling through either work zone to allow for 15 minutes of additional travel time.
Red Line trains single track this weekend—from 10 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, through closing on Sunday—in two work zones, according to Metro's website. Single tracking will take place: "Throughout the weekend, trains between Shady Grove and Glenmont will operate every 24 minutes. Between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, additional trains will operate between Grosvenor and Judiciary Square, resulting in service [at] an average of every 12 minutes between these stations," Metro reported on its website. Metro advised passengers traveling through either work zone to allow for 15 minutes of additional travel time. Read more about scheduled track work this weekend at Metro's website.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
On New Year's Eve, Metro trains will run later than usual for a weekday.
This New Year's Eve, using "rushing to catch the last Metro" as an excuse to gulp down the Champagne won't work: Metro will remain open until 2 a.m. on New Year's Eve (technically New Year's Day by that time) "for the benefit of holiday revelers," Metro reported on its website. Here's the holiday schedule for Metro: On New Year's Eve, Metro will be open for regular weekday service. The Metrorail system will stay open two hours later than usual (closing at 2 a.m.). Last train times will vary by station—Metro advises adding on two hours to weekeday last train times. On New Year's Day, Metrorail and Metrobus will operate on a Sunday schedule. Metrorail will operate from 7 a.m. to midnight. MetroAccess subscription trips will be cancelled.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
No trains or buses will run on Monday on account of storm, say transportation officials
Hurricane Sandy has forced officials with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to cancel all service on Monday, Oct. 29. That means that after tonight's closing time, there will be no Metrorail, Metrobus or MetroAccess service until further notice, according to a press release from WMATA. "Metro service will only be restored when it is safe to do so. Following the storm, Metro personnel will need to perform a comprehensive damage assessment, including inspections of track, bridges, aerial structures, stations and facilities," reads the press release. "Service restoration also will be contingent on adequate commercial power to support operations and repair of any storm-related damage." As well, a series of public hearings on …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Metrorail will open at 5 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, for the Marine Corps Marathon.
Red Line trains will single track in two work zones this weekend: "Throughout the weekend, trains between Shady Grove and Glenmont will operate every 24 minutes," according to Metro's website. On Saturday and Sunday between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., additional trains will operate between Grosvenor and Fort Totten, resulting in service every 10 to 12 minutes between those stations. "Customers traveling through the work zones should allow 15 minutes of additional travel time," Metro added. The Metro train system will start at 5 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, for the Marine Corps Marathon. Read more about this weekend's Metro schedule on Metro's website.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Free shuttle buses replace Metro trains between Friendship Heights and Shady Grove this weekend.
Free shuttle buses will replace Red Line trains between the Friendship Heights and Grosvenor Metro stations from 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, through system closing on Sunday, Oct. 21. The closure of the tracks during this time will "allow for rail renewal, fastener replacement, grout pad rehabilitation and leak mitigation," according to Metro's website. Red Line trains will operate in two segments throughout the weekend: between Shady Grove and Grosvenor, and between Friendship Heights and Glenmont. The trains will run every 10 minutes between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. At other times, trains will operate at regular weekend intervals, Metro added on its website. "Customers traveling through the work zone should allow about 30 minutes of additional …