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July 10, 2020 | Emma Shuster

All Aboard: Wheaton and Cabin John Trains Reopen With New Hours and Safety Procedures

The Wheaton Regional Train and Cabin John Train have reopened with new hours and safety precautions in lieu of COVID-19. Both trains will now operate Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. View this post on Instagram The Wheaton Regional Train and Cabin John Train have reopened with new hours and safety measures. […]

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April 15, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Metro Asks Riders to Wear Facial Coverings

Metro officials are asking everyone who rides its buses and trains to wear a cloth face covering. “Your safety and well-being, and the safety and well-being of our frontline employees, is our top priority,” Metro officials said in a news release. Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, Metro would like users of its […]

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April 10, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, April 10, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, April 10, in Montgomery County: 1. Today is the first day of spring break for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students. 2. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the state flag to half staff in honor of a Montgomery County firefighter who passed away on Friday. 3. Germantown […]

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February 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

Check Out: What Montgomery County Was Reading in January

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) maintain an extensive collection of materials for county residents to check out. Have you ever wondered what the county’s library visitors are reading? We turned to our county’s librarians to find out. For the month of January, the most read books by genre are: Juvenile Fiction The Girl Who Drank […]

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January 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Metro Increases Hours and Trains on Saturday for the Women’s March

The Metro is opening two hours early on Saturday because of the Women’s March. Metro CEO and General Manager Paul Wiedefeld announced, today, that the Metrorail system will open at 5 a.m. on Jan. 21, and the system is adding up to two dozen additional trains to accommodate those attending the Women’s March on Washington. […]

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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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May 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Over 38 Million Americans Expected to Travel on Memorial Day Weekend

The great American road trip is back, and local highways and byways are expected to be busy as local residents kick off their summer with a holiday getaway. AAA projects that more than 38 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend, an increase of nearly two percent compared to last year’s holiday. This year’s […]

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May 6, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Metro’s GM Unveils Maintenance Plan, Leggett Says Plan is “Necessary” (VIDEO)

Metro’s General Manager Paul Wiedefeld has unveiled SafeTrack, an aggressive maintenance plan to improve Metrorail safety and restore service reliability. Wiedefeld’s SafeTrack plan includes 15 “safety surges” over the next year that should accelerate maintenance on Metro’s rail system from the ballast up. By closing the system at midnight on weekends and expanding weekday maintenance […]

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April 25, 2016 | Staff Writer

Investigation Continues Into Red Line Train Incident

The investigation into the cause of a Saturday evening smoke incident outside Friendship Heights Station is ongoing, according to a news release issued today by Metro. While Metro has not yet identified the root cause of the incident, investigators have eliminated power cables as a contributing factor. Both Metro and the Federal Transit Administration are […]

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