WASHINGTON – Metro’s general manager advises all Red Line riders to travel outside rush during the tenth “safety surge,” which started last weekend.
It involves shutting down two stations and reduced service until the week of Thanksgiving.
Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld said the Red Line is the oldest in the system has the most riders.
He said Metro maintenance is decades behind, and Metro needs to make repairs and completely replace a crossover because problems will continue to worsen over time.
“We’re eliminating other things that are really bad,” Wiedefeld said. “It’s not as clear as opening a new station… Infrastructure that supports it will be strong for years.”