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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 14, 2018 | Staff Writer

Metro to Extend Late Night Service for Capitals Game

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld announced Monday that Metrorail will remain open an additional hour Metro announced the Metrorail will be extended for an additional hour for Washington Capitals’ fans on Tuesday. The Capitals will battle the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 3 of the National Hockey League’s Conference Finals at Capital One Arena tomorrow.  […]

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May 1, 2018 | Staff Writer

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 […]

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April 27, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Red Line Metro Rapist Sentenced to Two Life Terms

Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Cheryl McCally sentenced the man who raped a woman at knifepoint in broad daylight on Metro’s Red Line to two consecutive life sentences behind bars. Friday’s sentence comes after a jury found John Prentice Hicks, 41, guilty of first degree rape and sex offense to the first degree earlier this year. […]

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April 13, 2018 | Staff Writer

Metro Survey Shows Increase in Harassment Reporting

A new survey released by Metro shows reporting harassment incidents has increased compared to the previous study in 2016. Metro teamed up with the Collective Action for Safe Spaces and Stop Street Harassment to build on a previous survey done two years ago that measured how often victims report incidents that occur on Metro, according […]

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April 10, 2018 | Staff Writer

Metro Announces Plan to Offer New App and Mobile Fare Payment Options Next Year

Metro announced today that it is working with its fare payment vendor to enable customers to pay for their Metro trip using a mobile device rather than a SmarTrip card. As part of the first phase to upgrade its fare collection system, Metro is also developing a new fare payment app that will provide customers […]

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February 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

Metro Update: Red Line Train Weekend Schedule Modified for Maintenance

Metro riders can expect some changes to the Red Line this weekend between Wheaton and Glenmont stations. The Glenmont station will be closed beginning Feb. 24 through Feb. 25 for track maintenance and leak mitigation, according to WMATA. Buses will replace the Red Line trains between Wheaton and Glenmont. The remaining Red Line trains will operate […]

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February 5, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Council Urging Metro to End Grosvenor ‘Turnbacks’

Montgomery County Council President Hans Riemer said the council is urging the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to live up to its pledge to halt the Grosvenor “turnbacks.” About half the rush hour Metro trains reach the Grosvenor-Strathmore station then turn back toward the District of Columbia. Riders heading to outbound stations have to wait […]

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February 1, 2018 | Staff Writer

County, Residents Urging Metro to End Grosvenor ‘Turnbacks’

Red Line riders who need to get to the northernmost stops always have objected to the “Grosvenor turnbacks” — rush hour trains that stop at Grosvenor and turn around without continuing on to the White Flint, Twinbrook, Rockville and Shady Grove stations. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and Montgomery County reached a deal in […]

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January 25, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

If Rush Hour Trip Delayed, Metro Promises Refund

If your rush hour trip on Metro is delayed by 15 minutes or more, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority officials announced they would refund the ride beginning Jan. 26. Metro’s Board of Directors approved the Rush Hour Promise program early Thursday in an effort to improve the commute for riders and to improve reliability on […]

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