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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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January 13, 2018 | Staff Writer

Metro Announces Schedule for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Metro plans to operate from 5 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which will be celebrated this year on Jan. 15. Trains will run on Metro’s Saturday schedule and buses will operate on a Saturday supplemental schedule, according to a news release. Off-peak fares will be in effect and parking will […]

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December 13, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Dec. 13 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Wednesday, Dec. 13, in Montgomery County: 1. Santa Rides Again: Montgomery County Police will escort Santa as he rides his Harley Davidson motorcycle through the county for a benefit for The Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health. For more information, including the parade route, visit here. […]

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December 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

Metro to Modify Red Line Service Amid Signal Problem

Beginning Wednesday Dec. 13, Metro will modify Red Line service to replace communication cables in need of replacement. During rush hours, trains between Shady Grove and Glenmont will run every 10 minutes instead of every 8 minutes. Additional trains will run between Grosvenor and NoMa-Gallaudet, resulting in service about every 5 minutes between those stations […]

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November 15, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Here’s How You Can Find Your “On-Time” Metro Score

Last year, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority launched a program that allows customers to track their own personal on-time trip scores with an online tool titled, “MyTripTime.” The program works first by calculating how long it actually took commuters to travel from Metro Station A to B after tappin in and out with a […]

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November 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

Metro Says Back2Good Plan Delivering More On-Time Rides

Metro’s Customer Service, Operations and Security Committee is scheduled to meet Thursday, Nov. 16. and on their agenda is the latest Vital Signs Report. The report concludes that “better performance was achieved in FY18 than FY17 due to the actions completed in the…Back2Good plan. Metro customers are experiencing fewer train offloads, better on-time performance, and fewer unscheduled delays […]

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November 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

Metro Wants Customer Opinions on Potential Changes Due to Purple Line

At the request of the State of Maryland, Metro is considering changes at its Bethesda, Silver Spring and New Carrollton stations to accommodate the Purple Line. The transit line is asking customers to provide their opinions on the changes. The Purple Line is a 16-mile light rail link connecting Bethesda and New Carrollton, with stops […]

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