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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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June 29, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Person Struck, Killed by Freight Train Near Overpass in Gaithersburg 

A CSX freight train struck and killed a person in Gaithersburg on Saturday night, a spokesperson confirmed in a statement. At around 10:19 p.m., a train struck a person on railroad tracks just west of the rail overpass by Quince Orchard Road, CSX Transportation Spokesperson Sheriee Bowman said. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) […]

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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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May 24, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Memorial Day Weekend Travel Expected to Set Record for Washington Area

1.07 Million Washington Area Residents Expected to Travel Do you have plans to get away this Memorial Day weekend? If so, you are going to have a lot of company on local roads. The auto club, AAA Mid-Atlantic, is projecting a record number of  Washington area residents will take a trip of 50 miles or more […]

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July 31, 2018 | Marisa Fried

10 Things to do for Under $10 in Potomac, Bethesda, Chevy Chase Areas

Live around Bethesda, Potomac, or Chevy Chase? Check out these fun in-county activities to fill the rest of your summer.   Billy Goat Trail Enjoy scenic views of the Potomac River while getting a workout hiking over boulders and steep rock formations. You might spot a bald eagle flying overhead, or see a blue heron […]

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