Saturday, May 4, 2013
Work will impact riders on the Blue, Orange, Red and Green lines through system closing Sunday night.
Metro will perform system rebuilding work all but one line in the system for the weekend of May 3-5. This weekend's rebuilding work will result in service changes on the Red, Orange, Blue and Green lines. Yellow Line trains will operate normally between Huntington and Fort Totten. MAP: Click on your nearest station on the map to see when the next train arrives and to learn about any alerts. The track work will result in service changes on all lines beginning at 10 p.m. Friday. According to a Metro news release: Orange Line - 10 p.m. Fri., May 3 through closing Sun., May 5 Red Line - 10 p.m. Fri., May 3 through closing Sun., May 5 Blue Line - 10 p.m. Fri., May 3 through closing Sun., May 5 Green Line - 10 p.m. Fri., May 3 through closing …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Work will impact riders on every line starting at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through system closing Sunday night.
Metro will perform system rebuilding work on every line in the system for the weekend of April 26-28. On Sunday, the system will open early to accommodate runners in the Nike Women's Half Marathon. Sunday, Metro will open at 5 a.m. for the Nike Women's Half Marathon and runners can access the start line from Metro Center (Red/Blue/Orange lines), Federal Triangle (Blue/Orange lines) or Archives (Yellow/Green lines). MAP: Click on your nearest station on the map to see when the next train arrives and to learn about any alerts. The track work will result in service changes on all lines beginning at 10 p.m. Friday. According to a Metro news release: Blue & Orange lines—10 p.m. Friday, April 26, through closing Sunday, April 28 EXCEPT between 5…
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Metro will not perform scheduled weekend track work during the 2013 Cherry Blossom festival.
MAP: Click on your nearest station on the map to see when the next train arrives and to learn about any alerts. This weekend marks the end of Metro's "Break for Blossoms," in which the transit agency has paused scheduled track work to accommodate crowds attending the 2013 Cherry Blossom festival. If you are attending the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, which is from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, the best way to get there from the Vienna Metro Stations is taking the Orange Line to Federal Triangle. The other closest station to the parade route is Navy Memorial on the Yellow and Green lines. Next week, Metro will return to its weekend track work schedules, "part of a six-year, $5 billion Capital Improvement Program (CIP) that is focused…
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 …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Click on your nearest station on the map to see when the next train arrives and to learn about any alerts.
Metrorail track work will impact the Orange and Red Lines this weekend. On Saturday, March 16, the Metrorail system will open two hours early—at 5 a.m.—for the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon. According to a Metro news release: Orange Line Red Line
Monday, March 11, 2013
After Daylight Saving Time switch, Metro charged some riders peak fares even though they traveled during off-peak hours.
A yet unknown number of Metrorail riders accessing the system at unknown stations were charged peak fares Monday morning even though they traveled during off-peak hours, The Washington Post reports. Peak fares were charged until 10:30 a.m. instead of ending 9:30 a.m. Caroline Lukas, a metro spokesperson, discussed the accidental charges withThe Washington Post: Lukas said she didn’t know what caused the additional hour of peak fares, and she wouldn’t speculate on whether the problems stemmed from the change to daylight saving time. NBC Washington's transportation reporter Adam Tuss tweeted Monday afternoon that only a few faregates were impacted. "Metro says its clocks were NOT adjusted to daylight saving time this am," Tuss tweeted. It's …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Congressmen Gerry Connolly and Jim Moran recently introduced legislation that would study the extension of Metrorail into Centreville, Woodbridge and the Richmond Highway corridor.
Pipe dream or forward-thinking? Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-11th district) and Rep. Jim Moran (D-8th district) have introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that would authorize studying Metrorail's possible expansion through Oakton into Centreville and other areas of Northern Virginia. The Northern Virginia Metrorail Extension Act (H.R. 907), which is now before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, specifically cites the idea of extending the Orange line into Centreville. It also proposes studying the possibility of extending the yellow line along the Route One corridor and the blue line along the I-95 corridor to Woodbridge. “Residents in Prince William and western Fairfax County already experience some …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Metro work from March 1 to 3