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March 3, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

With Ridership Still Way Down, Metro Hosts Public Hearings on Proposed Budget Cuts

Despite receiving federal stimulus dollars, Metrorail and Metrobus may still curtail their services. Metro’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget eliminates 22 stations with low ridership or are located close to other stations. Three of those stations are on the Red Line. They are Grosvenor-Strathmore, Judiciary Square and Cleveland Park. Turnbacks would return at the Silver Spring and […]

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February 17, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Metro Will Replace 130 Escalators Over Next Seven Years

Metro announced plans to replace 130 escalators at 32 stations. A $179 million, seven year contract, was awarded to KONE Americas, with headquarters in Finland. Work is expected to begin in May. The projected date of completion is April 2027. All stations are expected to remain open during construction. The work also includes new safety […]

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January 21, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Metro Stations Begin Reopening Following Inauguration Closures

Nine Metro stations have reopened so far following inauguration security closures. As of 9 a.m. Thursday, Gallery Place and Union Station reopened, a statement from Metro said. The following stations reopened as of 1 p.m.: Archives, Arlington Cemetery, Capitol South, Federal Center SW, Federal Triangle, Judiciary Square and Smithsonian. Four remaining stations are set to […]

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January 14, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Metro Cerrará 13 Estaciones a Partir del Viernes por el Evento de Inauguración

Metro anunció ajustes en el servicio, incluido el cierre de 13 estaciones de tren, dentro del perímetro de seguridad ampliado de Inauguración antes del evento del próximo miércoles. Las siguientes estaciones de tren estarán cerradas desde el viernes 15 de enero hasta el fin del servicio el jueves 21 de enero (Metro Center y Gallery […]

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January 13, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Metro to Close 13 Stations Ahead of Inauguration Day

Metro announced service adjustments, including the closure of 13 rail stations, inside the expanded Inauguration security perimeter ahead of the event next Wednesday. The following rail stations will be closed beginning Friday through end-of-service Thursday, Jan. 21 (Metro Center and Gallery Place will be closed beginning Saturday): Red Line: Farragut North, Judiciary Square, Union Station […]

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January 6, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Metrorail, Bus Services Close Early Due to Violence in D.C.

Metro trains and buses are ending service early Wednesday night due to a 6 p.m. citywide curfew in the District of Columbia, which Mayor Muriel Bowser declared after a pro-Trump mob stormed and entered the U.S. Capitol. Train service is ending at 8 p.m., which is three hours earlier than normal. The last trains will […]

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December 30, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Servicio de Autobuses en Montgomery Continúa con Tarifas Gratuitas

El Departamento de Transporte del Condado de Montgomery (MCDOT) anunció  que los autobuses que opera, incluidos Ride On, Ride On Extra y Flash, mantendrán el abordaje temporal por la puerta trasera y las prácticas de cobro de tarifas suspendidas cuando Metrobus reanude el abordaje en la puerta principal y la recolección de tarifas el domingo […]

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December 3, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Local Officials, Essential Workers Urge Metro to Halt Proposed Service Cuts

Local officials are urging Metro to reconsider proposed cuts in the Fiscal year 2022 budget. County Councilmember Evan Glass stressed during a virtual press conference on Wednesday the drastic impact WMATA service reduction could have on some essential workers who depend on the transit system. WMATA’s proposal includes no rail service on weekends and eliminating […]

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December 3, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Red Line Cars That Separated Had Loose Bolts

Initial reports concerning a recent Red Line incident in which metro cars separated point to problems with loose bolts, according to the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission. The commission, WMATA and a coupler manufacturer reviewed the coupler assembly on the train cars that separated near the Glenmont station Nov. 24 and found that there were five […]

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December 1, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Metro’s ‘Barebones’ Proposed Budget Would Eliminate Weekend Rail Service

Due to reduced ridership and revenue during the pandemic, Metro has proposed drastic cuts, including eliminating weekend rail service and scheduling daily trains at 30 minute intervals, in its proposed Fiscal year 2022 budget. That budget, which is described as including “barebones service,” will be discussed Dec. 10 during a Finance Committee and full board […]

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