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Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 03/ 7/2011

Dotted lines on Metro's changing map

By David Alpert

Orange Line riders from West Falls Church to Rosslyn will get more trains, and Blue Line riders at Franconia-Springfield and Van Dorn Street will get more direct service into D.C. around June 2012, based on Metro's latest plans for what I call the "Yellow and Orange Line service increase."

This plan, which has been discussed for several years now, will create a few rush hour trains between Franconia-Springfield and Greenbelt via the Yellow Line bridge, and also from West Falls Church to Largo Town Center.

These will replace some Blue Line trains, but since these two services don't overlap, each Blue Line train will become two new trains, adding service overall.

This is especially important to make room for trains to Tysons when the Silver Line opens. The new West Falls Church-Largo trains will become Wiehle Avenue-Largo trains once the Silver Line Phase 1 is finished in 2014.

[Continue reading David Alpert's post at Greater Greater Washington.]

David Alpert is founder and editor of Greater Greater Washington. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

By David Alpert  | March 7, 2011; 12:02 PM ET
Categories:  HotTopic, Local blog network, Metro, traffic, transportation  
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