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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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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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October 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

Pop-Up Shops Return to Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Station

After a seven-week trial in spring, the pop-up vendor plaza has returned to Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Station. Shops have been created by carving a former Metro 4000 series railcar into sections. Commuters and neighbors can stop and shop from several local retailers from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The pop-up plaza […]

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October 9, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Oct. 9 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 9, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Minimum Wage: The Montgomery County Council’s Health and Human Services Committee holds its hearing on $15 an hour minimum wage at 9:25 a.m. Here’s the 166-page report on the legislation. And here’s the latest from council analysts. 2. Libraries Closed: Montgomery […]

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August 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Ride On’s New ExtRa Service Will Provide an Express Bus Along Route 355 (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Updated 8.14.17 Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined Montgomery County Council President, Roger Berliner, and other county leaders on Monday to announce a new bus service aimed to alleviate the amount of cars on one of the county’s “busiest corridors”, according to Leggett. Beginning on Oct. 2, Ride On’s ExtRa Buses will provide a limited stop […]

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August 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Metro Police Make Arrest in Sunday Shooting

Metro Transit Police charged an 18-year-old Seat Pleasant man in connection with Sunday afternoon’s shooting of a 14-year-old aboard a Red Line train near Takoma, police said. Metro officers arrested Jermaine Brown at a motel in Capitol Heights shortly before midnight, according to a Metro Police statement. Brown is charged with a single count of […]

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June 15, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Officials Remind Commuters That SafeTrack Closures Start Saturday (VIDEO)

Starting Saturday, people who rely on the Shady Grove and Rockville Metro stations will need to find alternative methods to get around as SafeTrack 16 closes those two stations for nine days. County and Metro officials highlighted alternatives Thursday at a news conference at the Twinbrook Metro Station. Metro crews worked on the stations during SafeTrack […]

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May 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

SafeTrack Will Close Shady Grove, Rockville Stations

Metro will close the Shady Grove and Rockville stations as part of SafeTrack No. 16, the last track maintenance session. The transit agency will run buses from Shady Grove to the Rockville and Twinbrook stations while the stations are closed. Metro has not revealed exact dates for the final surge in track work, but it […]

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April 24, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Van Hollen: “We Want to Make Sure That WMATA is a Success” (VIDEO)

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld recently released his financial plan to keep the Metrorail “safe, reliable and affordable.” “I am still taking a look at that plan,” said Senator Chris Van Hollen, one day after the plan was made public. “He and I are actually in the process of trading phone calls. We want to […]

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May 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

WMATA Reports Red Line Track Problems in Bethesda

UPDATED 10:10 a.m. WMATA is reporting delays and detours on Metro’s Red Line during Tuesday morning’s commute. Commuters are advised to prepare for 45-minute delays. Red Line: Main't crews continue to replace insulators after AM arcing events. Trains single tracking, expect track work thru midday. #wmata — Metrorail Info (@Metrorailinfo) May 24, 2016 Red Line continues to […]

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