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September 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Metro Considering Layoffs, Service Cuts if Federal Funding Ends

The Metro Board of Directors held a special meeting Friday to approve potential service cuts and layoffs that may go into effect if federal funding does not come through.  The COVID-19 pandemic led Metro to cut back service causing as much as a 90% drop in ridership and revenue, according to a statement from the […]

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August 17, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Todas las Estaciones de Metro Abrirán Nuevamente el 8 de Septiembre

Está programado que el 8 de septiembre sea el primer día en que todas las estaciones de Metro estarán abiertas, anunció la agencia el lunes. Metro duplicó los viajes semanales el domingo, en lo que la agencia dijo que fue su mayor aumento en la historia. Los viajes aumentaron de 511, todos los días de […]

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August 17, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

All Metro Stations Will Open Sept. 8 for the First Time Since March

Sept. 8 is scheduled to be the first day all Metro stations will be open since March 19, the agency announced Monday.  Metro more than doubled weekly rail trips on Sunday in what the agency said was its largest ramp-up in history. Trips increased from 511 every weekday to more than 1,200, Metro reported. Six […]

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July 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Metro Leaders Discuss How to Support Distancing When Service Increases

Metro will nearly double rail capacity when service increases next month, General Manager Paul Wiedefeld said at a board meeting July 23.  Metrobus will increase service as well, and Metro’s Riders Advisory Council Chair Andrew Kierig brought up concerns about physical distancing. He said there are transit agencies in other areas that collect ridership data […]

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July 23, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Metro to Ramp Up Services Beginning August 16

Metro will add more bus routes, train schedules and 15 additional service hours per week beginning Aug. 16. The service extension, a part of the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority’s recovery plan, aims to provide more transit options for the region amid the pandemic. Extended service will restore many lines and routes to pre-COVID availability. Metrobus will […]

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June 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Metro Announces 15 Stations Opening, 14 Bus Lines Increasing Service

15 Metrorail stations will reopen on Sunday, June 28 and Metrobus service will be increased on the 14 busiest bus lines on Monday, June 29. The following stops will reopen, per a statement from Metro: Federal Center SW Federal Triangle Mt. Vernon Sq. Judiciary Sq. Archives Smithsonian  Eisenhower Ave. Virginia Sq. Van Dorn St. Clarendon […]

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April 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Metro Announces New Closures, Silver Line will be Fully Suspended

Metro announced a plan to shut down additional stations and fully suspend Silver Line service starting May 23 through the fall.  The reason for suspending service is to take advantage of low ridership during the COVID-19 pandemic and focus on projects to rebuild four Orange Line platforms and extend Silver Line stations, Metro said in […]

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March 26, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Full List of 19 Metro Stations Now Closed

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Metro has implemented its services for essential travel only. WMATA officials announced on Thursday that 19 stations will be closed – up from 17 originally announced – to help protect the health and safety of Metro’s employees, and customers [see list below]. People are being urged to use adjacent stations as […]

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March 26, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Metro Cierra 17 Estaciones y Varias Entradas

Metro está cerrando 17 estaciones a partir del jueves por la mañana hasta nuevo aviso. Dos estaciones en la línea roja, Grosvenor-Strathmore en Bethesda y Cleveland Park en Northwest DC están entre las 17 estaciones. En un comunicado, Metro dijo que la baja cantidad de pasajeros y la necesidad de conservar los suministros de limpieza […]

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March 25, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Metro Closing 17 Stations, Several Entrances Thursday

Metro is closing 17 stations beginning Thursday morning until further notice. Two stations on the red line, Grosvenor-Strathmore in Bethesda and Cleveland Park in Northwest D.C. are among the 17 stations. In a statement, Metro said low ridership and the need to conserve critical cleaning supplies led Metro’s Pandemic Task Force to make this decision. […]

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