Friday, April 26, 2013
Metro will open at 5 a.m. on Sunday for the Nike Women Half Marathon.
Free shuttle buses will replace Red Line trains this weekend between the NoMa-Gallaudet and Takoma stations, according to a Metro news statement. The service changes will allow for bridge work at New York Avenue Station, and for tie replacement, insulator renewal and communication system upgrades. Starting at 10 p.m. on Friday, April 26, and continuing through closing on Sunday, two stations will be closed: Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland. Also, the Fort Totten Station will be open for Green and Yellow Line service only. Trains will operate between Glenmont and Takoma and between Shady Grove and NoMa-Gallaudet every 10 minutes during daytime hours and at regular weekend intervals at other times. Free shuttle buses will operate on two …
Friday, April 19, 2013
The weekend track work schedule picks up again this weekend.
Metro's track work-free weekends of cherry blossom time are over. This weekend—from 10 p.m. on Friday, April 19, through closing on Sunday, April 21—Red Line trains will be replaced by free shuttle buses between Gallery Place and Union Station "as workers install 600 feet of new lighting fixtures between the tracks at Judiciary Square Station. ... Rail service must be suspended because the light fixtures are located within inches of both third rails," Metro reported on its website. The Judiciary Square Station will be closed all weekend, and trains will run between Glenmont and Union Station every 10 minutes during daytime hours and at regular weekend intervals at other times. Between Shady Grove and Farragut North, trains will run every …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Weekend track work on Metrorail will take a break for four consecutive weekends.
Metro takes a break from its rigorous weekend track work schedule during the cherry blossom season, according to a statement on Metro's website. This year, the break occurs on four consecutive weekends: March 23-24, March 30-31, Apr. 6-7, and Apr. 13-14. "The only planned weekend work during that time will take place late Sunday evenings, when ridership is light," Metro reported. "While the work we do almost every weekend is necessary to get the system back to a steady state of safety and reliability, we are in a position where we can take a short break to let everyone enjoy the season," Metro General Manager and CEO Richard Sarles said in the statement. "The spring break will give people an opportunity to experience the type of system we …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Metro is aiming to give two hours advance warning should bus service be suspended.
Metro is operating on a normal weekday schedule Wednesday as the Washington region braces for a potentially major snowstorm. MetroAccess service and certain Metro commuter bus routes have been canceled, however, and Ride On buses are experiencing delays. Metrorail customers are advised to plan extra time for their commute. “You may encounter minor delays due to snow and ice clearing efforts, as equipment that removes snow and ice from the third rail operates between regularly scheduled trains,” the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority said in a statement. Some Metrobus routes may be detoured and bus service may be reduced or suspended as conditions deteriorate, Metro said. Metro is aiming to notify Metrobus riders two hours in …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Red Line Metro trains will single track between Rhode Island Avenue and Takoma this weekend to allow for platform reconstruction, Metro's website reported.
Red Line Metro trains will single track between Rhode Island Avenue and Takoma this weekend to allow for platform reconstruction, Metro's website reported. The single tracking will begin at 10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, and continue through closing on Monday, Feb. 18. Trains will operate every 20 minutes between Shady Grove and Glenmont throughout the weekend, with the following exceptions, according to Metro's website: Metro advised those traveling through the work zone to allow about 15 minutes of additional travel time, according to Metro's website. On Presidents Day (Monday, Feb. 18), Metro trains will run on a Saturday schedule. Metro will open at 5 a.m. and close at midnight. Metrobus service will run on a Saturday Supplemental …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Metro advises passengers traveling through either of the work zones to add on about 15 minutes to the anticipated travel time.
Red Line trains will single track this weekend through two work zones, Metro reported on its website: The work will begin at 10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, and continue through closing on Sunday. The single tracking will enable work crews to perform platform reconstruction, track maintenance and third-rail upgrades, Metro reported. Throughout the weekend, Red Line trains traveling between Shady Grove and Glenmont will operate every 24 minutes. Between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, additional Red Line trains will operate between Grosvenor and NoMa-Gallaudet to provide service about every 10 minutes between those Metro stations, Metro added. Metro advised passengers traveling through either of the work zones to add on about 15 …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Trains will single track to allow work crews to replace ceiling tiles, install new emergency call boxes and make structural repairs, Metro reported.
Red Line trains will single track between the Farragut North and Judiciary Square Metro stations this weekend "to allow for ceiling tile replacement, structural repairs and installation of new emergency call boxes," according to Metro's website. Work starts at 10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, and continues through closing on Saturday, Feb. 3, Metro reported. Red Line trains running between the Shady Grove and Glenmont stations will operate every 20 minutes throughout the weekend, Metro added. Additional trains will run about every 10 minutes in two segments—between Shady Grove and Farragut North, and between Glenmont and Judiciary Square—between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Metro added. "Customers traveling through the work zone …
Friday, January 25, 2013
This weekend's scheduled track work on the Red Line will end at noon on Sunday.
Red Line trains will single track between the Farragut North and Judiciary Square Metrorail stations this weekend, from 10 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, through noon on Sunday, Jan. 27, Metro reported on its website. During this time, trains will operate every 20 minutes between Shady Grove and Glenmont. Additional trains will run between Shady Grove and Farragut North between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday and between 9 a.m. and noon on Sunday, providing service about every 10 minutes between those stations, Metro added. "Customers should add about 10 minutes to their travel time while track work is in effect," Metro reported. Read more about this weekend's scheduled track work at Metro's website.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Plan your commute carefully on Jan. 21.
While fewer people are expected to attend President Obama's second inauguration on Jan. 21, projections still show between 600,000 and 800,000 people will be there. That alone would cause an increase in traffic on Washington, DC's roads, buses, trains and sidewalks. For safety and security reasons, a number of roads surrounding the National Mall will be closed on Jan. 21. Some Metrorail stations and Metrobus routes will be affected as well. The District of Columbia's Presidential Inauguration 2013 website details the status of road access into Washington, DC, on Inauguration Day: The following roads will be closed from 3 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21: The website also lists all of the "emergency no parking zones" in effect between 7 a.…
Friday, January 11, 2013
Red Line trains will single track between Friendship Heights and Ven Ness, and between Rhode Island Avenue and Fort Totten so that scheduled track maintenance can take place along the lines.
This weekend, Red Line trains will single track through two work zones, according to Metro's website: Throughout the weekend, trains running between Shady Grove and Glenmont will operate every 24 minutes, Metro reported. Between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, additional trains will operate between Van Ness and NoMa-Gallaudet, resulting in service about every 12 minutes between those stations, Metro added. Customers traveling through either work zone should allow 15 minutes of additional travel time, Metro advised. Learn more about scheduled track work on all Metro lines this weekend at Metro's website.