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Dr. Gridlock Archive: Blue Line

Metro plans Blue Line split for 2012

The transit authority staff is returning to the Metro board this week to discuss its plan to divert some Blue Line trains at rush hour, a plan the staff says it can implement in June 2012. The discussion is on the agenda for 9 a.m. Thursday meeting of the board's Customer Service and Operations Committee at Metro headquarters.

By Robert Thomson  | March 8, 2011; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Blue Line, Metro, Transit  | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Metrorail  
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Don't miss last Metro train

Metro has released a more detailed schedule of train operations during this weekend's disruption on the Orange and Blue lines. Also available now are the exact locations of the stops for the shuttle buses that will bridge the gaps in train service.

By Robert Thomson  | March 4, 2011; 5:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Blue Line, Metro, Orange Line  | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Metrorail  
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Today's transportation roundup

Rail work is the top story of the weekend and beyond, with a major shutdown on the eastern ends of the Orange and Blue lines, and traffic tie-ups in Northern Virginia due to the advance of the subway extension into Loudoun County. Dr. Gridlock has details on what you should watch out for.

By Michael D. Bolden  | March 4, 2011; 8:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Blue Line, Metro, Orange Line  
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Metro details more track work

Just after announcing the completion of the President's Day weekend track work that shut stations on the Orange and Blue lines, Metro detailed the next round: a March 4-6 closing of the eastern end of the Orange Line and suspension of service between between Stadium-Armory and Benning Road on the Blue Line.

By Robert Thomson  | February 22, 2011; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Metro escalator steps collapse

Several steps of an escalator at Foggy Bottom fell into the machinery this morning, causing a dangerous situation and massive backups.

By Luke Rosiak  | February 18, 2011; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
Categories:  Blue Line, Metro, Orange Line  | Tags:  Escalators  
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Metro plans holiday weekend closings

The transit authority has announced details of its plan to cut train service between Metro Center and L'Enfant Plaza for maintenance work over the President's Day weekend. This will sever service on the Blue and Orange lines in the middle of the District and close the Smithsonian and Federal Triangle stations.

By Robert Thomson  | February 1, 2011; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Metro announces Feb. track work, Robert Thomson , January 31, 2011
Public meetings for Potomac Yards, Luke Rosiak , January 31, 2011
Metro chugging along OK, Luke Rosiak , January 26, 2011
Potomac Yard Metro scoping meeting, Christy Goodman , January 26, 2011
New escalators for Foggy Bottom, Robert Thomson , January 19, 2011
The weekend and beyond, Robert Thomson , January 15, 2011
Blue, Orange lines delays cleared, Washington Post Editors , November 22, 2010
Getting to FedEx tonight, Robert Thomson , November 15, 2010
Timing Metro travel this weekend, Robert Thomson , November 5, 2010
Metro details upcoming disruption, Robert Thomson , October 18, 2010
Another holiday weekend disruption, Robert Thomson , September 8, 2010
Headaches on the horizon, Robert Thomson , September 7, 2010
Metro plans Sept. maintenance, Michael Bolden , August 31, 2010
On roads & rails, pick your misery, Michael Bolden , August 29, 2010
Suspicious package cleared, Michael Bolden , August 24, 2010
Delays on Yellow and Blue lines, Luke Rosiak , August 5, 2010
Easing the Orange Crush, Robert Thomson , August 5, 2010
Managing demand on Metrorail, Robert Thomson , August 5, 2010
Leaks at Foggy Bottom, Luke Rosiak , July 29, 2010
Yellow and Blue lines moving again, Luke Rosiak , July 16, 2010
Blue Line delays at Van Dorn , Michael Bolden , July 16, 2010
A new entrance for Rosslyn Metro, Michael Bolden , July 14, 2010
Blue Line train misdirected -- again, Michael Bolden , July 9, 2010
Pentagon may change Metro security, Michael Bolden , July 6, 2010
Tell us your craziest Metro stories, Michael Bolden , July 1, 2010
Blue Line train crosses to wrong track, Luke Rosiak , June 30, 2010
Glitch gives Metro riders discount, Michael Bolden , June 27, 2010
Metro board OKs fare hikes, budget, Michael Bolden , June 24, 2010
 
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