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Metrorail service limited on Sunday

Metro expects to open Sunday with underground rail service, but Metrobus and MetroAccess paratransit service will not operate, officials said in a statement.

Underground stations will open at 7 a.m. and service is scheduled to run through midnight. Trains will service stations on 30-minute intervals as follows:

  • Yellow Line - Pentagon to Crystal City

  • Red Line - Medical Center to Union Station and Glenmont to Forest Glen

  • Orange Line - Ballston to Stadium-Armory

  • Green Line - Fort Totten to Congress Heights

  • Blue Line - Ballston to Stadium-Armory

"The region saw near-record amounts of snowfall and we are working safely and diligently to clear the snow and ice from the tracks so that we can expand our service area and resume service to our above-ground stations," said Dave Kubicek, Metro's deputy general manager for operations. "Our snow-clearing efforts have been more challenging than usual because of the heavy amount of snowfall."

On Friday, Metro limited rail service to its underground stations as concerns rose that snow accumulations would interfere with the ability of the electrified third rail to power trains. Officials stopped MetroAccess and Metrobus service, too, as road conditions worsened.

On Saturday, Metro had planned to run service to its underground rail stations until the normal 3 a.m. closing but decided to end service early out of concern for employees and their ability commute between work and home, officials said.

By Michael Bolden  |  February 6, 2010; 8:13 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Commuting , Weather , transit  | Tags: MetroAccess, metro, metrobus  
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Is Metro even going to attempt to restore aboveground service, or partial service, such as the Yellow Line bridge, etc. during the day tomorrow, like they did with the last storm?

Posted by: vtavgjoe | February 7, 2010 12:06 AM | Report abuse

My guess is no, and they may attempt to phase in service on MONDAY, with full service restored by Tuesday.

That's just a guess though.

Posted by: thetan | February 7, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

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