Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Three stations will be closed along the Green Line in Prince George's County the weekend of May 17-19, according to WMATA.
If you were hoping to avoid some of the traffic along Route 1 this weekend, when thousands of University of Maryland students and their families will be on campus for commencement, take note that three Metro stations will be closed along the Green Line. According to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, College Park metro station will be closed this weekend along with the Greenbelt and Prince George's Plaza stations while crews perform track upgrades—"including tie and insulator renewal, interlocking maintenance and work associated with construction of a new test track for 7000-series railcars." The stations will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday and will reopen Monday morning. However, if you must use metro to …
Friday, March 29, 2013
The work will cause a 10 minute delay between the Greenbelt and College Park stations.
Although no track work is scheduled for this weekend on the Green Line, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority said that starting Sunday night there would be late night repairs that could affect some commuters in Prince George's County. According to WMATA's website, Metro riders should expect a 10-minute delay between the Greenbelt and College Park stations starting at 10 p.m. until closing every day Sunday, March 31 to Thursday, April 4. Tell Us: Does weekend track work affect your plans?
Friday, March 8, 2013
Due to daylight savings time, the last Sunday trains will leave around 1 a.m. or 2 a.m.
The Green and Yellow Lines will be single-tracking this weekend, according to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's website. The single-tracking will allow for track maintenance and ceiling tile replacement. Green Line trains will operate every 20 minutes between Branch Avenue and Greenbelt stations. Customers should plan for the changes and give themselves a cushion of 10 minutes, according to WMATA. In addition to the single-tracking, due to daylight savings time, customers should expect the station to close an hour earlier on Sunday. "Daylight-saving time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 10. At that time, all clocks are moved ahead one hour. When that happens, it will become 3 a.m. EDT, and the Metrorail system will …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Three stations will be closed on the Red Line and Reagan National Airport Station closed on the Yellow Line.
If you're planning on traveling along the Green Line this weekend from Prince George's County or College Park through Prince George's County and Washington DC, well you're in luck. The Washington Metropolitian Area Transit Authority has not scheduled any work along the Green Line, however WMATA has scheduled work on every other Metro rail line. Several stations will be closed along the Red Line including—Rhode Island Ave, Brookland and Fort Totten. Shuttle buses will also run between Takoma and NoMa-Gallaudet. The Reagan National Airport station will also be closed along the Yellow Line. However the Metro rail will be single tracking in other parts of Prince George's County like on the Orange Line between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly to …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Scheduled work was cancelled, so the Green Line will run normally.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced that the Green Line will not be single tracking this weekend, although it was initially scheduled for this weekend. "Service will operate at regular weekend intervals between Greenbelt and Branch Avenue," according to a metro alert. Plan your trip from the Prince George's Plaza or College Park Metro stations on WMATA's website.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Victim may have jumped intentionally in front of train, was conscious when taken to hospital.
Update - 3 p.m. - WMATA reports that normal service has been restored along the Green and Yellow lines following a reported attempted suicide-by-train at the Fort Totten Metro Station. Update - 1:05 p.m. - Washington Examiner transit reporter Kytja Weir reports that Metro officials believe the man struck by the train at Fort Totten earlier today may have been trying to commit suicide. Speaking with Washington, D.C. fire and EMS officials, she also reports the victim a white male, was transported to a local hospital while still remaining conscious. Weir notes that this is the 11th suicide-by-train attempt so far in 2012 on the WMATA system. --- A person was struck by a Metro train today at Fort Totten Metro Stationb, causing delays up and …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Metro officials announced Thursday that they plan to revise their evacuation procedures and emergency response guidelines during periods of extreme weather.
After a Green Line train lost power between Greenbelt and College Park on July 3 causing passengers to begin an impromptu disembarkation, followed three days later by a train derailment on the same line, Metro officials have said they need to revise their guidelines for emergency situations. The Washington Post reports that Dave Kubicek, the transit agency’s deputy general manger of operations, said Thursday that Metro would take measures to improve emergency responses. The train derailment was reportedly caused by excessive heat that formed a kink in the tracks. However, the bigger issue than the derailment and technical problems was the communication breakdown, Metro board members said, according to The Post. “We have a good capacity to …
Friday, July 6, 2012
A Metro train has derailed in West Hyattsville, WMATA reports, but there were no injuries.
Update, 8 p.m.: It took rescuers nearly an hour to safely remove all of the passengers on a Metro train that derailed Friday afternoon near the West Hyattsville Metro station. The train was traveling toward DC after departing from Prince George's Plaza Metro Station, when the last three cars derailed, leaving 55 passengers in harms way around 4:45 p.m. A total of 95 fire and rescue crew members responded to the accident, Prince George's Fire Chief Marc Bashoor said, with the first responders arriving within five minutes of it being reported. Two dozen firefighters entered the tunnel to execute the rescue, Bashoor added. It took 10 minutes for the firefighters to reach the train, which had come to rest in the tunnel running underneath Ager …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Service will be suspended at four stations starting Friday night.
Metro service will be suspended along the northeast end of the Green Line this weekend as crews work to install new switches, according to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. From Friday, May 25 at 10 p.m. through the evening of Monday, May 28, no trains will run between Fort Totten and Greenbelt in either direction. Four stations—West Hyattsville, Prince George's Plaza, College Park, and Greenbelt—will be closed during this time. Although buses will replace trains between Greenbelt and Fort Totten, Metro recommends that customers who normally drive and park at Greenbelt consider using New Carrollton Station on the Orange Line instead. Shuttle bus service will operate on two routes: In addition, Yellow Line trains will only…
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Discussion at Wednesday's Metro budget hearing shined a spotlight on the concerns of disabled commuters.
About two dozen commuters, the overwhelming majority of them users of Metro's disability access services, protested proposed Metro fare hikes at a public hearing last night at Hyattsville United Methodist Church. Much of their anger was directed at the 40 cent increase in the base $7 fare for MetroAccess, which provides transportation for disabled commuters who otherwise would have a difficult time using bus or rail services. Metro's 2013 budget unveiled last January proposed hiring more than 1,000 employees in a plan that also raises bus, rail and parking rates across the system. The $1.6 billion budget proposal would increase fares by 5 percent while expanding the system's total number of employees by 9 percent, according to The …