All Red Line Stations Now Open
The line is operating at all stations from Glenmont to Shady Grove. Trains are scheduled to run every 12 minutes.
That means Red Line service is pretty much back to normal for the first time since Monday's train wreck between Takoma and Fort Totten, but the safety restrictions imposed since then remain in effect.
The speed limit for trains along the Red Line is 35 mph. They move even more slowly through the zone where the crash occurred. Trains throughout the rail system are under the control of the operators rather than the automatic train control system, and that can make service slower than normal.
Also, the trains continue to pull up to the front of the platform, no matter how long the trains are. Passengers should be aware of that when deciding where to stand and wait on the platforms.
Meanwhile, weekend track maintenance is slowing trains on serveral lines.
Blue and Orange: Riders between Eastern Market and Stadium-Armory should add at least a half hour to their regular travel times from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Green Line: Riders between the Fort Totten and Prince George's Plaza should add half an hour to normal travel times until 11:59 tonight (Saturday). Riders Prince George's Plaza and College Park also should add half an hour from midnight tonight (Saturday) to 11:59 p.m. Sunday.
June 27, 2009; 8:33 AM ET
Categories: Metro | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, Metrorail delays, Red Line crash
Save & Share: Previous: Red Line Open, But Slow This Afternoon
Next: Beautiful Day For a Wilson Bridge Bike Ride
Posted by: christhedunn | June 27, 2009 12:33 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: DupontJay | June 27, 2009 2:03 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: Robert Thomson | June 27, 2009 3:16 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: ermiwe | June 27, 2009 4:29 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: rtthomson1 | June 27, 2009 5:08 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: grosver | June 27, 2009 7:08 PM | Report abuse
The comments to this entry are closed.