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Six-month Metro shutdown not likely

  • Published in State

Metro LogoWASHINGTON, D.C. – The metro area was abuzz this week over rumors of a 6 month shutdown of Metrorail lines, but the transit system’s leadership is assuring passengers that the service changes won’t be that drastic.

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WMATA releases derailment incident report

  • Published in Local

Metro Station DC 12 2011 00062WASHINGTON – In light of the Aug. 6 rail derailment on the Blue and Orange Lines near the Smithsonian Metro Station, causing a disruption in service on the Orange, Blue and Silver Lines, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has released an incident report of exactly what happened.

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Metro proposes Service Cuts

  • Published in Local

Metro Station DC 12 2011 00062UPPER MARLORBO – In an attempt to increase train reliability and consistency, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) staff has recommended service changes that will result in longer wait times on the Yellow, Green, Blue and Orange lines which Prince George’s County officials say are “unacceptable”.

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Metro officials grilled by officials at NTSB hearing

  • Published in Local

Metro Station DC 12 2011 00062WASHINGTON – Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority officials testified to problems with water leakage and an old ventilation system, coupled with poor communication and Metro’s slow emergency response at a National Transportation Safety Board hearing in response to Metro’s fatal smoke incident in January.

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