November 8, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Metro Delays Continue; Canopy Project Halted for Now

Trains continue running less frequently as Metro strives to improve safety following the Oct. 12 derailment on one of its 7000-series railcar, which make up about 60% of the fleet. All 748 of the 7000-series temporarily were removed from service. Metro currently is using its older 2000 and 3000-series trains, which have been in storage, […]

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November 3, 2021 | Collin Riviello

Metro Red Line Closures Extend into 2022

No one likes roadwork construction delays especially if it clogs up the arteries in the heart of a city like the Baltimore Road closure in Rockville. And it appears Metro construction is not immune to delays either as the Rockville and Shady Grove Metro stations will now be closed an additional month until Jan. 11, […]

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October 19, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Se Espera un Servicio de Metro Reducido Hasta al Menos el Final de la Semana

Metro les dijo a los clientes que esperaran un servicio de trenes reducido al menos hasta el final de la semana. Todos los trenes de la serie 7000, aproximadamente el 60% de la flota de Metro, fueron retirados del servicio el lunes, mientras continúa la investigación por un descarrilamiento la semana pasada en la Línea […]

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October 19, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Reduced Metro Service Expected Until at Least End of the Week

Metro told customers to expect reduced train service through at least the end of the week. All 7000-series trains — about 60% of Metro’s fleet — were pulled from service Monday as investigation continues for a derailment last week on the Blue Line. The reduced service will likely last until Sunday at least, Metro said in […]

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October 18, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Metro Inspection Reveals Long Term Wheel Issues 

After a Metro train derailed and the agency removed all 7000-series railcars, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) revealed the affected train derailed at least three times total that day as well as repeated wheel issues with Metro trains since 2017. Last Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 4:51 p.m., a Blue Line train derailed between the […]

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October 18, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Metro Experimenta Serios Retrasos el Lunes

Metro anunció el domingo que solo unos 40 trenes estarían en servicio el lunes, lo que representa aproximadamente el 60% de su flota ferroviaria. Metro eliminó todos sus vagones de la serie 7000 basándose en la investigación sobre el descarrilamiento de la Línea Azul de las últimas semanas. Todas las líneas de Metrorail operarán cada […]

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October 18, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Metro Experiences Massive Monday Slowdown

Metro announced Sunday only about 40 trains would be in service Monday, which is about 60% of its rail fleet. Metro removed all of its 7000-series railcars based on the investigation into last weeks Blue Line derailment. All Metrorail lines will operate every 30 minutes and all trains will have 6 cars. Metro is expecting […]

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October 1, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Metro Hits Highest Weekday Rail Ridership Mark Since Start of Pandemic

For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, weekday Metrorail ridership surpassed 200,000 trips last Friday, Sept. 24, according to Metro. The agency said numbers were influenced by strong midday and evening traveling. On July 4 — a Sunday — Metro reported that rail ridership topped 210,000 trips, the highest number since pre-pandemic levels. […]

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September 22, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

New Name Sought for White Flint Metro Station

Following efforts by Friends of White Flint and Montgomery County officials, Metro is considering renaming the White Flint Metro Station and seeks input from the public. Now that the White Flint Mall is no longer a go-to destination, some residents want a new station name they believe would better reflect the area. Friends of White […]

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September 20, 2021 | Collin Riviello

What is Car Free Day?

On Wednesday, Sept. 22, the DMV area will be celebrating Car Free Day in an effort to promote greener modes of transportation and raise awareness about the impact of greenhouse gasses on the environment. This international event encourages people to consider walking, biking or using carpools to get around town for one day. Over 2,000 […]

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