July 19, 2018 | Marisa Fried

Metro to Close Two Red Line Stations for 45 Days Starting Saturday

Metro will close the Brookland and Rhode Island Ave Stations for the Red Line capital improvement project from Saturday through Labor Day. Construction work will extend to the Silver Spring Station July 28-29, closing the Takoma Station and the Red Line platform at Fort Totten. Red Line customers can avoid the work zone by using the […]

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July 16, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Metro Union Authorization of Strike Draws Criticism from Hogan

Gov. Larry Hogan said a potential strike by Metro employee is “going to set us way back.” Here’s what he said:     Hogan was speaking at the Universities of Shady Grove for an announcement of tuition assistance programs. WTOP reported that Metro’s largest union voted to authorize a strike on Sunday.

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July 5, 2018 | Staff Writer

Free Wi-Fi Available on Underground Metro Stations

Metro officials have announced that free Wi-Fi will be available in all underground Metro stations.  This announcement comes  nearly two years after officials launched the Wi-Fi pilot program,  which offered free Wi-Fi at specific stations back in 2016. Customers can access the service by selecting the “Metro-Public” network in their device’s Wi-Fi settings, according to […]

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July 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Government closings for Independence Day

What’s Open and What’s Closed on July 4

Here’s an overview of what’s open what’s closed in Montgomery County this Independence Day: County Offices – closed Libraries – closed DLC Liquor & Wine Stores (DLC) – all stores will be open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Recreation – aquatics facilities open until 6 p.m., except the Germantown Indoor Swim Center, which will close at 3 p.m.  All other classes […]

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June 20, 2018 | Staff Writer

Metro Reminding Riders on Construction Plans that Could Impact Summer Commutes

Metro officials are reminding customers on improvement plans this summer that could impact your commute. Starting July 21, Metro will close Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland Metro stations on the Red Line that will continue through Sept. 3. The structural work being done at the two stations cannot be complete with trains running on either […]

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June 7, 2018 | Staff Writer

Metro to Stay Open Late for Washington Capitals Game 5

Metro trains will run a whole hour later to accommodate fans returning from the Capitals Game 5 watch party at the Capital One Arena on Thursday.  Monumental Sports will cover the $100 thousand needed to keep the 234-mile, 91-station train system open. The Capitals will take on the Vegas Golden Knights at 8 p.m. in […]

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June 4, 2018 | Staff Writer

Metro to Extend Late-Night Service for Washington Capitals Game 4

Metro is partnering with Xfinity to extend metrorail service on for Game 4 as the Washington Capitals battle the Vegas Golden Knights for the Stanley Cup. Game 4 will take place at the Capital One Area on June 4.   Xfinity will provide the $100,000 in costs needed to extend service hours on the Metro. “We […]

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May 25, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Crews Build Underground Metro Connection in Bethesda

  About 130 feet under Wisconsin Avenue, crews have a subterranean work site, blasting out granite and shoveling out stone. Their purpose: To connect the east side of Wisconsin Avenue to the Medical Center Metro Station, providing employees and visitors of the Bethesda Naval Medical Center with easy underground access to the subway. The project […]

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May 17, 2018 | Staff Writer

Metro to Extend Night Services for Washington Capitals Game 4

Metro announced Thursday that the metrorail will remain open an additional hour tonight for fans attending the Washington Capitals Game 4 at CapitalOne Arena. The Capitals will take on the Tampa Bay Lightning at 8 p.m.  Washington is leading the series 2-1. The total cost in keeping the metrorail system is $100,000 and is being […]

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May 17, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATE: Gas Leak Forces College Evacuation, Halts Trains

Update: Montgomery College students could return to campus about 11 a.m. and rail service was restarted about 1 p.m. ICYMI (~945a) Suburban Propane (SP), Derwood Circle, Rockville, valve on 1K gallon tank ‘sheared off’ during maintenance process, no fire, nearby rail traffic stopped til 1p, SP technicians ‘plugged’ leak w/ assistance of HazMat & FF […]

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