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October 19, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Reduced Metro Service Expected Until at Least End of the Week

Metro told customers to expect reduced train service through at least the end of the week. All 7000-series trains — about 60% of Metro’s fleet — were pulled from service Monday as investigation continues for a derailment last week on the Blue Line. The reduced service will likely last until Sunday at least, Metro said in […]

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October 18, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Metro Inspection Reveals Long Term Wheel Issues 

After a Metro train derailed and the agency removed all 7000-series railcars, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) revealed the affected train derailed at least three times total that day as well as repeated wheel issues with Metro trains since 2017. Last Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 4:51 p.m., a Blue Line train derailed between the […]

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July 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Metro Proposes Suspensions for People Arrested for Sex and Weapons Offenses on System 

Metro is considering suspending access to service for people arrested for sex and weapons-related offenses on the system, according to a statement from Metro. The Board of Directors Safety and Operations Committee approved the proposal Thursday, the statement said. A full board vote is expected during a future meeting. If passed, the proposal would ban […]

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July 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Metro Train Service Will Run Until Midnight Every Day Starting Sunday

Metro rail service will be open until midnight every day starting July 18, Metro announced Thursday. Train hours will be as follows: Monday through Friday: 5 a.m.-midnight Saturday: 7 a.m.-midnight Sunday: 8 a.m.-midnight Metro’s Board of Directors on June 10 agreed to extend rail and bus hours, among other changes. In September, trains will start […]

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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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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 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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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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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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