All Blue and Yellow Line stations south of Reagan National Airport are closing from May 25 through Sept. 8 in Metro’s largest round-the-clock shutdown yet. Here’s what you need to know.
Metro says it’s figured out what caused a 3000 Series rail car to open its doors as it was moving along the Orange Line earlier this week. They’ve removed 26 cars with a similar configuration from service and put the rest back on the rails.
The transit agency tweeted Wednesday that it “identified the cause of Sunday’s door malfunction and completed inspections.”
More than 250 Metro railcars will remain sidelined indefinitely after reviews of internal video confirmed a train door was open while an Orange Line train was in motion Sunday.
Metro removed all of its 3000-Series cars Tuesday after a report of a door malfunction, reducing the number of rail cars by 15%, the transit agency said.
Problems with turning around trains in the middle of the line mean some Metro riders will see rush-hour service double next week, even as six other rail stations shut down for more than three months.
The WMATA Summer Platform Improvement Project is set to begin next weekend. Alexandria officials went before the City Council on Saturday to provide a final update on the project before construction and share more details about how commuters are likely to be impacted.
Metro’s latest quarterly report card shows ridership is below projections and down from the prior year on both rail and bus. It means less fare and parking revenue, but Metro has cut costs for workers and contract services, so it remains ahead of budget. See the agency’s latest performance numbers.
Metro work along with a number of events and construction closures could slow you down this weekend. Here’s what you need to know.
Alexandria’s DASH bus is testing a mobile payment app during Metro’s summerlong closure of Blue and Yellow Line stations south of Reagan National Airport. To entice riders this summer, DASH is only charging $1 fares to those paying with the app, rather than the usual $1.75.
With a monthslong closing of six Blue and Yellow lines stations south of Reagan National Airport, Metro does not want passengers to be dissuaded from using the transit system. Their message: Many of you can still take the train.
Last month, a train sped toward track workers at about 40 mph, more than twice Metro’s safe speed limit when there are people on the tracks. An initial investigation revealed what caused the near miss.
Metro is planning a study to figure out the logistics of moving its trains between Alexandria and National Harbor using the 12-lane bridge.
A review of the trial program finds the 35% of Justice High School students who have a Metrobus-enabled pass have taken more than 32,000 Metrobus trips this year.
With more traffic expected in and around Alexandria, Virginia, starting in less than two weeks, the city is set to cut evening and weekend parking rates at its garages during the major Metro shutdown.
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