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Dr. Gridlock Archive: Orange Line

Rail work, street closings & blasting

Travelers will find Friday and the weekend's weather semi-arid compared to the Thursday deluge, and mild temperatures will encourage spring-like activity. The start of the Cherry Blossom Festival is still two weeks away, but you could shake off the winter blues at the District's St. Patrick's Day parade on Sunday. Daylight Saving Time starts Sunday morning, but it's still winter at the Verizon Center, where the Capitals play hockey with the Hurricanes on Friday night and the Blackhawks on Sunday afternoon. Here are some of the obstacles that could come between you and your destinations this weekend and next week.

By Robert Thomson  | March 11, 2011; 11:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Highways, Metro, Northern Virginia, Orange Line, Silver Line, Tysons Corner  | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Dulles Metrorail, Dulles Rail, Intercounty Connector, Tysons Corner, wmata  
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Street closures for Mardi Gras

Anyone who's ever been to Mobile or New Orleans for Mardi Gras knows it means more than trinkets, Moon Pies and fancy parties: It means street closures. Northern Virginia will get its share Tuesday night when streets in Arlington County...

By Washington Post Editors  | March 8, 2011; 2:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events, Metro, Northern Virginia, Orange Line  
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Your questions: ICC, poles and potholes

In his weekly Monday-at-noon live online chat, Dr. Gridlock answered a smattering of questions from readers on the newly-opened Intercounty Connector; on Orange Line delays; rail-car design, including support for standees and germ protection for sitters; the cherry blossom festival; and transit-accessible housing.

By Mark Berman  | March 7, 2011; 1:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Orange Line  | Tags:  Intercounty Connector  
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Orange Line delays cleared

There are Orange Line delays heading to New Carrollton due to a track circuit malfunction outside of Cheverly.

By Mark Berman  | March 7, 2011; 7:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Metro, Orange Line  
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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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Older Entries in This Category »

Metro details more track work, Robert Thomson , February 22, 2011
Metro escalator steps collapse, Luke Rosiak , February 18, 2011
Escalator problem at Ballston fixed, Robert Thomson , February 2, 2011
Metro plans holiday weekend closings, Robert Thomson , February 1, 2011
Metro announces Feb. track work, Robert Thomson , January 31, 2011
Metro chugging along OK, Luke Rosiak , January 26, 2011
Bad bus backups at West Falls Church, Luke Rosiak , 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
E. Falls Church plan comments sought , Christy Goodman , November 16, 2010
Timing Metro travel this weekend, Robert Thomson , November 5, 2010
Video shows rescue from tracks, Luke Rosiak , October 20, 2010
Metro details upcoming disruption, Robert Thomson , October 18, 2010
Single-tracking on Orange Line, Michael Bolden , October 8, 2010
Another holiday weekend disruption, Robert Thomson , September 8, 2010
Metro plans Sept. maintenance, Michael Bolden , August 31, 2010
Suspicious package cleared, Michael Bolden , August 24, 2010
Orange Line delays cleared, Michael Bolden , August 23, 2010
Headaches on the horizon, Robert Thomson , August 12, 2010
Riders ask about slow Orange Line, Robert Thomson , August 11, 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
Elderly man wanders on Metro tracks, Michael Bolden , July 23, 2010
Car on empty Orange Line train derails, Luke Rosiak , July 19, 2010
A new entrance for Rosslyn Metro, Michael Bolden , July 14, 2010
Malfunction causes Orange Line delays, Michael Bolden , July 8, 2010
Man struck by Orange Line train dies, Michael Bolden , July 4, 2010
Delays resolved on Orange Line, Michael Bolden , July 2, 2010
'See something, say something', Michael Bolden , July 1, 2010
Tell us your craziest Metro stories, Michael Bolden , July 1, 2010
Metro plays landlord in Fairfax, Michael Bolden , June 28, 2010
Glitch gives Metro riders discount, Michael Bolden , June 27, 2010
Metro board OKs fare hikes, budget, Michael Bolden , June 24, 2010
Orange Line delays cleared, Michael Bolden , June 17, 2010
Dunn Loring Station reopens, Michael Bolden , June 16, 2010
Orange Line split this weekend, Michael Bolden , June 10, 2010
 
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