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