Increasing Service on the Red Line? Metro Wants Your Input

Metro is seeking public feedback on alternatives to increasing service on the Red Line between Grosvenor-Strathmore and Shady Grove stations.

During weekday rush hours, Red Line trains operate every eight minutes between Shady Grove and Glenmont.  Additional trains run between Grosvenor-Strathmore and Silver Spring during weekday rush hours every four minutes.

Under a 2015 Resolution by Metro’s Board of Directors, Metro is considering the elimination of trains that “turn back” at Grosvenor during rush hours and extend all Red Line train service to Shady Grove instead. This would provide additional service to White Flint, Twinbrook, Rockville and Shady Grove stations. Doing this without turnbacks, however, means most or all trains operating downtown will originate from Shady Grove, making some trains more crowded at Grosvenor and stations south, according to a news release.

There are three alternatives under consideration that Metro is asking feedback on:

Option A: Full elimination of the Grosvenor “turn back.” All Red Line trains that currently turn back at Grosvenor-Strathmore would extend service to Shady Grove. Trains would operate every four minutes between Grosvenor-Strathmore and Shady Grove.

Option B: Partial elimination of the Grosvenor “turn back.” Half of Red Line trains that currently turn back at Grosvenor-Strathmore would extend service to Shady Grove. Trains would operate on average every five minutes between Grosvenor-Strathmore and Shady Grove.

Option C: No change. Red Line trains would continue to operate every eight minutes between Grosvenor-Strathmore and Shady Grove.

Customer feedback can be submitted until May 21 by completing an online survey. Comments will be provided to the Metro Board of Directors for their consideration in July. If approved, any changes are expected to be implemented in December.

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One Response to “Increasing Service on the Red Line? Metro Wants Your Input”

  1. On May 3, 2018 at 8:23 am responded with... #

    Option A, and have all trains as 8 cars during rush hour.




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