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February 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

Metro’s General Manager Releases Statement about Threatened Labor Action

Metro General Manager and CEO Paul Wiedefeld has released the following statement regarding a threatened labor action directed by ATU Local 689: “Metro is aware of a potentially unlawful and disruptive labor action threatened by the leadership of ATU Local 689. I want our riders to know we will do everything we can to minimize […]

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October 28, 2016 | Staff Writer

Safe Track Surge #10 Takes Place from Now Thru Nov. 22

Metro officials are urging Red Line riders to prepare for SafeTrack surge #10, which takes place from now thru Nov. 22. Surge #10 will result in an around-the-clock line segment shutdown between NoMa-Gallaudet and Fort Totten stations. Red Line riders should expect significantly longer wait times and crowding on trains, especially during rush hour due […]

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August 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Safe Track Surge #7 Begins on Tuesday Between Shady Grove and Twinbrook Stations

Red Line commuters take note: Metro trains will continuously single track between Shady Grove and Twinbrook from August 9 through August 18 as part of Safety Track Surge #7. WMATA officials are advising Red Line commuters to find other transportation options as trains are expected to be crowded, especially during rush hour due to service […]

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April 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Metro’s General Manager Meets with County Council about Future of Rail System (VIDEO)

The new general manager of Metro recently met with Montgomery County Council members to discuss the future of the rail system. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports.

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April 5, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Metro GM Fields Questions from Reporters After Council Meeting (VIDEO)

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld answered a few questions from reporters after a meeting with the Montgomery County Council today. During the media briefing, he said water infiltration in the Bethesda tunnel appears to be the most significant issue on the Red Line. He also noted that there are lighting and security concerns that he […]

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November 19, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Metro’s Board of Directors Appoint Paul Wiedefeld as General Manager (PHOTO & VIDEO)

The Metro Board of Directors has unanimously appointed Paul Wiedefeld as the system’s General Manager and Chief Executive Officer under a four-year contract. According to a news release, Wiedefeld will assume his position on November 30th and receive an annual salary of $397,500 plus standard benefits. “Paul’s three decades of public and private sector transportation […]

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November 16, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Metro Transit Police Increase Patrols and Inspections Systemwide

In response to the attacks in Paris, the Metro Transit Police Department (MTPD) has announced that is has increased patrols systemwide. According to a news release, riders will likely notice an increased police presence throughout the transit system. Police said the additional patrols began Friday evening and will continue for an unspecified period of time. […]

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September 9, 2015 | Staff Writer

Metro Warns Riders to Expect Crowded Trains During Papal Visit

Metro is preparing for large crowds and extensive traffic detours during Pope Francis’ three-day visit to Washington, D.C. Tuesday, September 22, through Thursday, September 24. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend events during the Papal visit, which will likely result in crowding and delays on trains and buses, and could produce near […]

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June 10, 2015 | Krista Brick

Metro Temporarily Removing 4000 Series Cars Due to Door Issues

Metro is removing all 4000 series railcars from service as a result of two recent problems with the cars’ doors.   According to Metro Spokesman Richard Jordan, one of the doors on the 4000 series opened while the train was in motion. A second issue occurred when a door opened when a passenger leaned on […]

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June 7, 2015 | Sonya Burke

7000 Series Train Enters Service on the Red Line on Monday (VIDEO)

The next 7000-series train enters passenger service Monday, June 8th, on the Red Line. The first trip will depart from Shady Grove Station at 7:01 a.m. on June 8. The trains arrived on Friday, see WMATA video below: #newtrain 7000-series Red Line scheduled departures for Monday AM: Depart Shady Grove @ 7:01 a.m.; Depart Glenmont […]

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