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Transit roundup for Wednesday

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Here's the bleak outlook for transit services on Wednesday.

  • Metrorail will operate underground only. The Red Line, split in two segments, will operate between Union Station and Medical Center and between Glenmont and Forest Glen. The Blue and Orange lines will both operate between Ballston and Stadium-Armory. The Green Line will operate between Fort Totten and Congress Heights. The Yellow Line will run between the Pentagon and Crystal City.
  • Metrobus will not operate.
  • MetroAccess will not operate.
  • Alexandria's DASH buses will not operate. DASH will make an announcement on Wednesday after 7 p.m. on plans for Thursday.
  • Arlington's ART buses will not operate.
  • Fairfax County's Fairfax Connector bus will not operate.
  • Falls Church's GEORGE bus will not operate.
  • Loudoun County's commuter bus will not operate.
  • PRTC's OmniRide bus will not operate.
  • The District's Circulator bus will not operate.
  • Montgomery County's Ride On bus will not operate.
  • Prince George's County's The Bus will not operate.
  • Maryland's commuter buses will not operate.
  • Maryland's MARC trains will not operate on any line.
  • Virginia's VRE trains will not operate on any line.

By Robert Thomson  |  February 9, 2010; 10:28 PM ET
Categories:  Metro , Weather , transit  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, snowstorm, tips for travelers  
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How is the Blue Line running between Ballston and DC? Doesn't it have to run through Arlington Cemetery which is above ground?

Posted by: fedup81 | February 10, 2010 9:23 AM | Report abuse

No, the Blue Line doesn't normally go through Ballston at all; that's the Orange Line. Either Blue Line trains are being rerouted, or they're ending at Rosslyn, which is the last common Blue/Orange stop. Basically, if you use the Blue or Yellow lines to get to work from Va., you're screwed.

Posted by: acoberst1 | February 10, 2010 9:38 AM | Report abuse

Blue line trains are running to Ballston and turning around there, along with regular Orange line trains.

Posted by: Mainland | February 10, 2010 9:53 AM | Report abuse

I think metro is just saying this so they don't confuse people by saying "the entire blue line is closed". All of the trains operating on the line (probably only 2 trainsets at any given time) are all labeled "Orange"

Posted by: thetan | February 10, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

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