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Posted at 4:59 PM ET, 01/26/2011

Bad bus backups at West Falls Church

By Luke Rosiak

Update 7:25 p.m.: There are no cabs available and lots of the people waiting are trying to get to dulles. No one seems to have seen a Washington Flyer shuttle since this afternoon. The lines for the buses snake all the way back into the station. Some people have been waiting so long that people have given up waiting for a particular bus and just formed two long lines with the idea of just jumping on the first one that comes, the Post's Victoria Benning reports.

Earlier: The snow that has made travel difficult, plus the early release of federal workers, has made for a nightmare for riders who Metro to West Falls Church before transferring to a bus. Lines are backed up with hundreds of people through the bus shelters all the way down the escalators in the station, making it difficult to exit the station even if you weren't waiting for the bus, some riders said.

And there were few buses in sight. That, along with the fact that buses hold far fewer than trains, could mean for some very cold, long waits.

By Luke Rosiak  | January 26, 2011; 4:59 PM ET
Categories:  Metro, Metrobus, Orange Line  
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