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Dr. Gridlock Archive: Red Line

Union Station could add stairs

A Metro study of ways to relieve congestion at Union Station has been completed, with two possible solutions under consideration. The more extensive one would take a simple step that has increasingly been clamored for by riders: Adding stairs where currently there are very short and often broken-down escalators.

By Luke Rosiak  | March 4, 2011; 9:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Commuter Rail, Metro, Red Line  | Tags:  Escalators  
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Red Line delays due to malfunction

10:10 a.m. Update: Metro says the problem on the Red Line has been resolved. 9:30 a.m. Update: Metro spokesman Steven Taubenkibel says the problem is actually a switch malfunction near New York Avenue. Crews are on site making repairs, he...

By Washington Post Editors  | March 4, 2011; 9:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Metro, Red Line  
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Shady Grove platform restored

The Metrorail platform at Shady Grove is in full use again, following completion of the month-long first phase of a repair project that had restricted use of the platform to a single side, the transit authority announced.

By Robert Thomson  | January 28, 2011; 5:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Metro, Red Line  | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Metrorail  
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Red line delays easing

Be aware if you're headed in late today and traveling on the western leg of the Red line: Trains are single-tracking between Friendship Heights and Medical Center due to scheduled track maintenance.

By Luke Rosiak  | January 28, 2011; 5:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Metro chugging along OK

Metro is reporting delays in both directions on the Red line and is single-tracking on the Blue/Orange lines after D.C. firefighters were called to put out two fires inside tunnels at separate Metro stations.

By Luke Rosiak  | January 26, 2011; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Blue Line, Metro, Orange Line, Red Line  
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Bad days for Red Line riders

Metro riders who gave their reports under Mark Berman's posting about this morning's trouble on the Red Line noted all the different forms the service disruptions took for them. They asked the always-relevant question: Why us?

By Robert Thomson  | January 26, 2011; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Tenleytown fire backs up Red Line, Luke Rosiak , January 25, 2011
Wheaton, Forest Glen stations reopen, Luke Rosiak , January 25, 2011
The weekend and beyond, Robert Thomson , January 15, 2011
Glenmont Metro gets new garage, Luke Rosiak , December 27, 2010
Red Line delays cleared, Luke Rosiak , November 27, 2010
Farragut North Station closed, Ann Scott Tyson and Clarence Williams , November 17, 2010
Slowdown on Red Line, Robert Thomson , November 3, 2010
Bomb scare slows Red Line, Michael Bolden , October 25, 2010
Single-tracking on Red Line, Michael Bolden , October 9, 2010
Cleveland Park station reopened, Luke Rosiak , September 30, 2010
Red line on time after package scare, Luke Rosiak , September 23, 2010
Delays on Green and Red lines , Michael Bolden , September 23, 2010
Wheaton station reopens, Luke Rosiak , September 13, 2010
Headaches on the horizon, Robert Thomson , September 7, 2010
MoCo's Ride On cuts take effect, Kafia Hosh , September 7, 2010
Trains to slow over new track this week, Luke Rosiak , September 7, 2010
Code red for Metro this weekend, Michael Bolden , September 3, 2010
Metro plans Sept. maintenance, Michael Bolden , August 31, 2010
On roads & rails, pick your misery, Michael Bolden , August 29, 2010
Red Line delays cleared, Michael Bolden , August 24, 2010
Suspicious package cleared, Michael Bolden , August 24, 2010
Package at Conn. & L is cleared, Michael Bolden , August 16, 2010
Storms wreak havoc on AM commute, Mark Berman , August 12, 2010
Delays on the Red Line, Michael Bolden , August 11, 2010
NTSB meets Metro board, Robert Thomson , August 9, 2010
Tracking Metro's weekend work, Robert Thomson , August 4, 2010
Metro contests safety violations, Luke Rosiak , August 3, 2010
Huge Labor Day project on Red Line, Robert Thomson , August 3, 2010
One long Bethesda escalator out, Luke Rosiak , August 2, 2010
Wires cleared from tracks in S.S., Luke Rosiak , July 29, 2010
Friendship Heights reopened, Luke Rosiak , July 29, 2010
Saul to develop near Wheaton Metro, Luke Rosiak , July 28, 2010
No smoke at Van Ness Station, Michael Bolden , July 27, 2010
Red Line delays, Mark Berman , July 20, 2010
Red line holdup cleared, Luke Rosiak , July 15, 2010
NTSB confirms date for crash hearing, Michael Bolden , July 14, 2010
Dupont Metro entrances both open, Luke Rosiak , July 12, 2010
Trapped in a cage--outside the zoo, Luke Rosiak , July 12, 2010
Delays on the Red Line due to heat, Michael Bolden , July 6, 2010
'See something, say something', Michael Bolden , July 1, 2010
Tell us your craziest Metro stories, Michael Bolden , July 1, 2010
Metrorail riders get a break on fares, Michael Bolden , June 30, 2010
Monday's Red Line meltdown, Michael Bolden , June 28, 2010
Insurance for Metro crash families , Michael Bolden , June 28, 2010
Forest Glen power restored, Luke Rosiak , June 28, 2010
Glitch gives Metro riders discount, Michael Bolden , June 27, 2010
Metro board OKs fare hikes, budget, Michael Bolden , June 24, 2010
Cooling problem at Dupont Circle, Michael Bolden , June 24, 2010
Families release doves at vigil, Michael Bolden , June 23, 2010
Passengers trapped in Red Line railcar, Michael Bolden , June 4, 2010
 
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