July 7, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Train Derails At Silver Spring Metro Station, No Serious Injuries Reported

A train derailed at the Silver Spring Metro Station on Tuesday shortly after 11:30 a.m. First responders say it appears that about two rail-cars slightly slipped off the track at the station platform. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer says the train was heading outbound on the Red Line, and one person […]

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July 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Councilmembers Want Property Tax Exemptions for High-Rise Developers at Metro Stations

Montgomery County Councilmembers want high-rise housing at Metro stations. Councilmember Hans Riemer held a press conference at the Forest Glen Metro Station Monday to discuss Bill 29-20, which would offer private developers payment and exempt them from property taxes for 15 years if they build high-rise buildings on Metro property. The housing must be at […]

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June 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know for June 29 in Montgomery County

Today is Monday, June 29, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Playgrounds Begin Reopening: Montgomery Parks will begin gradually reopening playgrounds today. Parks reminds residents to wear a face covering, stay six feet apart, and clean your hands before and after using playground equipment. Beginning Monday, June 29, we begin […]

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June 26, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Metro Will Extend Service for 10 Stations on July 4th

Metro will extend service at 10 stations after 4th of July fireworks on the National Mall.  The affected stations are: L’Enfant Plaza, Smithsonian, Federal Triangle, Metro Center, McPherson Sq, Farragut West, Foggy Bottom, Rosslyn, Farragut North and Gallery Place. More frequent service will begin at 4 p.m. for these stations and after 9 p.m. they […]

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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 15, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Cubiertas Faciales Serán “Obligatorias” para Viajar en Metro a Partir del Lunes

Desde principios de abril, Metro “recomienda encarecidamente” que los pasajeros usen cubiertas faciales, sin embargo, a partir del lunes será obligatorio. En un esfuerzo por ayudar a frenar la propagación de COVID-19, las cubiertas faciales o mascarillas serán obligatorias en los trenes, autobuses, estaciones y vehículos MetroAccess de Metro. El gerente general de Metro, Paul […]

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May 14, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Face Coverings Will Be ‘Required’ To Ride Metro Starting on Monday

Since early April Metro ‘strongly recommended’ that riders wear face coverings, however starting on Monday it will be required. In an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19, face coverings will be mandatory on Metro trains, buses, stations, and MetroAccess vehicles. Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld says this is a necessary step towards plans for an eventual […]

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May 11, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Metro Operations May Not be Back to Normal Until Spring 2021

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority released its multi-phased COVID-19 recovery plan Monday, indicating it may not return to its normal operations until Spring 2021. On Saturday, Paul Wiedefeld, general manager and CEO of WMATA, penned an op-ed in the Washington Post, saying, “Until a vaccine is available, our customer experience can’t be what it was […]

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April 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Metro Announces New Closures, Silver Line will be Fully Suspended

Metro announced a plan to shut down additional stations and fully suspend Silver Line service starting May 23 through the fall.  The reason for suspending service is to take advantage of low ridership during the COVID-19 pandemic and focus on projects to rebuild four Orange Line platforms and extend Silver Line stations, Metro said in […]

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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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