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Metro reopens 47 bus routes

Snow piled up at a bus stop in Montgomery County. WMATA photograph

Metro announced that improving road conditions have allowed resumption of
service on 47 bus routes around the region. Metro runs more than 300 routes on a normal schedule.

The transit agency reported that the following routes are now operating:

District of Columbia -20 routes
32 (Friendship Heights to Potomac Ave)
42 (Metro Center to Mt. Pleasant)
60, 64 (Fort Totten to Georgia Ave-Petworth)
82 (Rhode Island Avenue to Gallery Pl-Chinatown)
96 (East Capitol Street to Cardozo)
A2, A4, A6 and A8 (Anacostia to Fort Drum, 3rd & Livingston) snow emergency
B2 (Anacostia to Potomac Avenue and Stadium-Armory)
E4 (Friendship Heights to Fort Totten)
G8 (Brookland-CUA to Farragut Square)
H4 (Brookland-CUA to VA Hospital)
H6 (Brookland-CUA to Fort Lincoln) snow emergency route
P6 (Rhode Island Ave to 11th and M St)
M6 (Fairfax Village Line) snow emergency route
S4 (Silver Spring to Federal Triangle)
U2 (Minnesota Avenue to Anacostia) snow emergency route
U8 (Capitol Heights to Minnesota Avenue)
X2 (Minnesota Avenue to Lafayette Square)

Maryland - 9 routes
83 (College Park) will bypass 7 Spring Apartments
A12 (Martin King Jr. Highway) snow emergency route
C8 (College Park to White Flint) snow emergency route
P12 (Eastover-Addison Road)
Q2, Q4, (Silver Spring to Wheaton), bypassing Montgomery College
T2 (Friendship Heights- Rockville)
T18 (Annapolis Road)
Y8 (Georgia Ave) will bypass Leisure World

Virginia - 18 routes
1 B (Ballston to Dunn Loring) will bypass Fairview Park
1C (Ballston to Fair Oaks Mall)
2C (Ballston to Tysons)
3A (East Falls Church to Rosslyn)
4A, (Pershing Drive-Arlington Boulevard to Court House and Rosslyn)
9A (Huntington to King Street and Pentagon)
9S (Crystal City to Pentagon)
10B (Huntington Towers to Ballston) will bypass Fairlington
16A, 16B, 16D, 16E, 16F and 16J (Columbia Pike to Pentagon and Pentagon
23A, (Crystal City to Tysons Corner)
28A (King Street to Tysons Corner)
28T (West Falls Church to West Park)
38B (Ballston to Farragut Square) snow emergency route

-- Ann Scott Tyson

By Michael Bolden  |  February 11, 2010; 1:30 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Commuting , transit  | Tags: Metrobus, metro  
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Any word on if Ride-On will restore any bus service today?

Also, I'm confused by the listing for the Q2, Q4. Is that bus only running between Silver Spring and Wheaton? Or is it running all the way to Shady Grove? I don't know why it would say bypassing Montgomery College if it wasn't running to Shady Grove (because then it wouldn't have to bypass it), but it's not clear from this post.

Posted by: UMDTerpsGirl | February 11, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Any word yet about when above-ground service will be restored?

Posted by: frankhobbs | February 11, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

When do you expect Ride-On to make an announcement about bus service tomorrow?

Posted by: Hattrik | February 11, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Montgomery County's Ride On bus service will be operating using the "S" Service Plan on Friday.

Michael Bolden
Transportation Editor

Posted by: boldenm | February 11, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse


Even if Metro announces that a route is running, it may not adhere to its normal plan, depending on road conditions along the route.

Michael Bolden
Transportation Editor

Posted by: boldenm | February 11, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Any idea of when the D6 will be operating? Or when buses will approach something like normal service? Friday? or will they wait until Monday?

Posted by: brisinga | February 11, 2010 6:54 PM | Report abuse

How do you reconcile the info in this article with the press release issued by Metro at 7:04 pm on Feb 11 ( Note that only 4 bus lines will be operating in Virginia tomorrow, not the 18 routes identified above. Please provide an update or pull this web article.

Posted by: rkayaker | February 11, 2010 11:00 PM | Report abuse

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