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December 4, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

What’s Open and Closed on the National Day of Mourning?

President Donald Trump declared Wednesday, Dec. 5 as a National Day of Mourning in the United States. Therefore, the federal government will close to honor the 41st president George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at age 94. Coinciding with this declaration, Governor Larry Hogan also announced that Maryland State Government will close to honor President […]

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July 19, 2018 | Marisa Fried

Metro to Close Two Red Line Stations for 45 Days Starting Saturday

Metro will close the Brookland and Rhode Island Ave Stations for the Red Line capital improvement project from Saturday through Labor Day. Construction work will extend to the Silver Spring Station July 28-29, closing the Takoma Station and the Red Line platform at Fort Totten. Red Line customers can avoid the work zone by using the […]

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July 5, 2018 | Staff Writer

Free Wi-Fi Available on Underground Metro Stations

Metro officials have announced that free Wi-Fi will be available in all underground Metro stations.  This announcement comes  nearly two years after officials launched the Wi-Fi pilot program,  which offered free Wi-Fi at specific stations back in 2016. Customers can access the service by selecting the “Metro-Public” network in their device’s Wi-Fi settings, according to […]

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June 20, 2018 | Staff Writer

Metro Reminding Riders on Construction Plans that Could Impact Summer Commutes

Metro officials are reminding customers on improvement plans this summer that could impact your commute. Starting July 21, Metro will close Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland Metro stations on the Red Line that will continue through Sept. 3. The structural work being done at the two stations cannot be complete with trains running on either […]

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June 7, 2018 | Staff Writer

Metro to Stay Open Late for Washington Capitals Game 5

Metro trains will run a whole hour later to accommodate fans returning from the Capitals Game 5 watch party at the Capital One Arena on Thursday.  Monumental Sports will cover the $100 thousand needed to keep the 234-mile, 91-station train system open. The Capitals will take on the Vegas Golden Knights at 8 p.m. in […]

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May 17, 2018 | Staff Writer

Metro to Extend Night Services for Washington Capitals Game 4

Metro announced Thursday that the metrorail will remain open an additional hour tonight for fans attending the Washington Capitals Game 4 at CapitalOne Arena. The Capitals will take on the Tampa Bay Lightning at 8 p.m.  Washington is leading the series 2-1. The total cost in keeping the metrorail system is $100,000 and is being […]

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May 14, 2018 | Staff Writer

Metro to Extend Late Night Service for Capitals Game

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld announced Monday that Metrorail will remain open an additional hour Metro announced the Metrorail will be extended for an additional hour for Washington Capitals’ fans on Tuesday. The Capitals will battle the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 3 of the National Hockey League’s Conference Finals at Capital One Arena tomorrow.  […]

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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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April 27, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Red Line Metro Rapist Sentenced to Two Life Terms

Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Cheryl McCally sentenced the man who raped a woman at knifepoint in broad daylight on Metro’s Red Line to two consecutive life sentences behind bars. Friday’s sentence comes after a jury found John Prentice Hicks, 41, guilty of first degree rape and sex offense to the first degree earlier this year. […]

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April 13, 2018 | Staff Writer

Metro Survey Shows Increase in Harassment Reporting

A new survey released by Metro shows reporting harassment incidents has increased compared to the previous study in 2016. Metro teamed up with the Collective Action for Safe Spaces and Stop Street Harassment to build on a previous survey done two years ago that measured how often victims report incidents that occur on Metro, according […]

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