Friday, May 17, 2013
Work will impact riders on the Red, Orange and Green lines starting at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through system closing Sunday night.
Metro will perform system rebuilding work on all but one line in the system for the weekend of May 17-19. This weekend's rebuilding work will result in service changes on the Red, Orange and Green lines. Blue or Yellow lines riders can breathe easy, there is no scheduled track work on either line this weekend. MAP: Click on your nearest station on the map to see when the next train arrives and to learn about any alerts. Weekend track work will result in service changes on three lines beginning at 10 p.m. Friday. According to a Metro news release: Orange Line - 10 p.m. Fri., May 17 through closing Sun., May 19 Red Line - 10 p.m. Fri., May 17 through closing Sun., May 19 Green Line - 10 p.m. Fri., May 17 through closing Sun., May 19
Friday, May 10, 2013
Work will impact riders on the Red, Orange, Blue and Yellow lines starting at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through system closing Sunday night.
Metro will perform system rebuilding work all but one line in the system for the weekend of May 10-12. This weekend's rebuilding work will result in service changes on the Red, Orange, Blue and Yellow lines. Green Line trains will operate normally between Greenbelt and Branch Avenue. Metrorail will open at 5 a.m. Sunday, two hours early, to accommodate the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. According to Metro, race participants traveling to the start line should use the following stations: • Metro Center (Red/Blue/Orange lines) • Federal Triangle (Blue/Orange lines) • Smithsonian (Blue/Orange lines) MAP: Click on your nearest station on the map to see when the next train arrives and to learn about any alerts. Weekend track work …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Metro stations will open early Sunday for the Cherry Blossom 10-miler, part of the 2013 Cherry Blossom festival.
There will be no scheduled weekend track work on the Metro this weekend, a courtesy to visitors attending the annual Cherry Blossom Festival during what could be the peak bloom this weekend. Metro is halting weekend track work activities through April 14 with the exception of work taking place after 10 p.m. Sundays, when ridership is expected to be light. Metro will open early Sunday at 5 a.m. to accommodate participants in the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10-Mile Run. Runners should travel to the following stations: The Vienna Metro Station will likely be crowded Sunday morning, since it's the last point for the Orange Line in Virginia — get there early if you're headed to the race. MAP: Click on your nearest station on the map to see when…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Metro will triple the number of surveillance cameras in rail cars as part of a new security system.
Metro plans to triple the number of surveillance cameras throughout the Metrorail system—increasing the number of cameras to about 6,000—and will install them inside Metro rail cars for the first time ever, according to the Associated Press. The Vienna Metro station was recently ranked No. 3 on a top 10 list of stations with the most crime in Virginia by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. The expansion could cost an estimated $6.5 million, only some of which would come from federal grants, according to The Washington Examiner. "We have no greater responsibility than protecting the safety of our customers, visitors and employees," Metro spokesman Philip Stewart told The Washington Examiner. "To that end, we are in the …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Traffic information for Northern Virginia commuters, including traffic jams, delays, Metro, ART, DASH, Fairfax Connector and more. Click on the grey tabs below for more information.
Problems on your commute today? Tell other readers about it in the comment section below. Updated traffic information: Delayed Metro trains, buses and cars sitting in endless traffic on I-66 and the Beltway—even a 10-minute commute in the DC metro area can be extreme some days. In fact, a March 2013 report from the Census Bureau shows people in the DC metro area have the second-worst commute in the country. That report came on the heels of a Texas Transportation Institute report in February that DC area commuters face the worst traffic in the country. Patch is here to help! Click on any of the grey tabs above to expand it and get more information about congestion, delays or other traffic alerts. On the Metro rail map, click on any …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The primary obstacle for "Momentum," which includes a number of Orange Line projects, appears to be funding. What do you think about WMATA’s proposed capital plans? Tell us in the comments.
If you thought the Silver Line would continue to be the focus of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) for the foreseeable future, think again. Metro has a proposed a series of improvements to help the system keep up with demand on other lines. For the past year and a half, the agency has been working to unveil "Momentum," a $26 billion spending plan that focuses on, among other things, creating new connections and bypassing others that are holding riders up. The Washington Post has a story here. For Orange Line riders, the Post details one proposed project that could make a huge difference for those on Vienna-bound trains: Planners suggest creating what they call the “Rosslyn bypass.” New tracks would be built west …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
How to get around Washington on Inauguration Day, including Metro rail, bus, driving, biking and walking.
Click on each transportation mode above to reveal more information and links to resources about each. For additional District and Maryland transportation information, click here.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Orange line trains on special schedule Nov. 30 through Dec. 2 as crews work on Silver Line.
Taking the Metro to get around this weekend? Here’s what to expect. According to a Metro news release: Orange Line Orange Line trains will single track between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly to allow for platform reconstruction, and between East Falls Church and West Falls Church for work associated with the Silver Line extension project. Throughout the weekend, trains will operate every 24 minutes between Vienna and New Carrollton. Customers using Orange Line trains should allow 15 minutes of additional travel time. Blue Line service will operate at regular weekend intervals, providing more frequent service through the downtown core. Red Line Buses will replace Red Line trains between Fort Totten and Forest Glen to allow for platform …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Limited rail, bus service returns Tuesday afternoon; full service expected by Wednesday.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced Tuesday morning it would restore rail and bus service at 2 p.m., with trains and buses operating on a Sunday schedule. WMATA said normal weekday service — including rush hour service — would be restored in time for Wednesday opening. Metrorail, Metrobus and MetroAccess were suspended for all of Monday and Tuesday morning as the system braced for the effects of Hurricane Sandy. According to a release Tuesday morning, Metro plans to offer the following services: In the release, officials warned "residual effects of the storm are still possible. Customers traveling today should allow extra time. Buses may encounter detours due to downed trees, power lines or flooding. Customers …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Weekend repairs along Metro rail lines part of NTSB recommendations.
As trains roared in and out of the Shady Grove station Friday, hordes of people hopped on trains just as fast as the rail cars emptied out. Ernesto Mendoza came up the escalator and walked to the first open door he saw on a train heading downtown. He relies on the Red Line to get to and from his job at a Washington restaurant. With track work preventing full train service, Mendoza, 38, said he has to leave his Gaithersburg home at least 45 minutes earlier on weekends to make sure he arrives at work on time. "I don’t mind it too much especially now that the weather is changing," Mendoza said. "I just wish they would hurry and finish the track work." The weekend track work will jumble commutes around Washington at least through 2017. On …