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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 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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November 25, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Metro Sidelines 6000-Series Railcars Following Separation Accident

For the second time in two months, metro cars separated, causing Metro to temporarily sideline its fleet of 6000-series railcars. On Tuesday at 1 p.m., an eight-car Red Line train had just departed Glenmont Station and was heading to the Wheaton Station when it reported mechanical trouble, according to a release from Metro. The train […]

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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 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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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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February 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

WMATA Says Trains Are Single Tracking Between Fort Totten and Takoma

WMATA has partially suspended service between Fort Totten and Takoma Metro Station. The Washington Post is reporting that it’s been suspended since after 11:30 a.m. because of a fire outside of Ft. Totten. However, The Post says that the cause of the fire isn’t clear. According to The Post, “The transit agency sent shuttle buses to […]

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May 1, 2018 | Staff Writer

Increasing Service on the Red Line? Metro Wants Your Input

Metro is seeking public feedback on alternatives to increasing service on the Red Line between Grosvenor-Strathmore and Shady Grove stations. During weekday rush hours, Red Line trains operate every eight minutes between Shady Grove and Glenmont.  Additional trains run between Grosvenor-Strathmore and Silver Spring during weekday rush hours every four minutes. Under a 2015 Resolution […]

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