Sunday, April 14, 2013
The incident was reported Sunday morning.
A man was hit by a train Sunday morning at the Rosslyn Metro Station, according to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, or WMATA. The incident took place at about 10:30 a.m. Sunday, according to WMATA's website. An adult man intentionally stood in the path of an oncoming Blue Line train, according to Metro's official Twitter feed. The train operator saw the man come off the platform and applied emergency breaks, WMATA posted on Twitter. As a result, the man sustained "less severe" injuries that were described as non-life threatening. The Blue and Orange lines resumed normal service around noon.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Crews will prepare to remove snow in time for Wednesday opening.
All previously scheduled trackwork planned for Tuesday evening on the Metro has been canceled, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced. The trackwork has been canceled to allow staff to clear overnight snow in advance of Wednesday morning's opening, the Metro system reported. Metro has snow-related service information available on its website at wmata.com/snow where riders can find the latest updates on the service. Other tips from the Metro: • Sign up for MetroAlerts for your bus or rail lines. • Follow Metro on Twitter @wmata. • Visit wmata.com before you start your trip. • Call the Metro Customer Information Center at 202-637-7000. Read more:
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Current escalator upgrades and maintenance, and future expansion plans for Metrorail could both be scaled back with sequestration.
If Congress doesn’t stop sequestration by Friday, Metrorail users could be walking up and down more broken escalators. Sequestration — $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts set to start Friday — will hit the greater Washington area hard, with thousands of federal and government contract employees bracing for furloughs as their respective agencies and companies look for ways to cut spending. Federal employees account for 40 percent of Metro’s ridership, according to WTOP, and passenger fares make up about 58 percent of Metro’s funding. Last week, James C. Dinegar, president and chief executive of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, and Karen Young, chairwoman of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments board of directors, …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Metro will be closed Monday due to Hurricane Sandy. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority made the announcement on Sunday evening.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority issued the following news release Sunday: In light of updated forecast information from the National Weather Service projecting higher wind speeds, as well as the closure of Federal Government offices in the Washington area and the possibility of widespread commercial power outages, Metro has announced the following service changes for Monday, Oct. 29, 2012: Metro service will only be restored when it is safe to do so. Following the storm, Metro personnel will need to perform a comprehensive damage assessment, including inspections of track, bridges, aerial structures, stations and facilities. Service restoration also will be contingent on adequate commercial power to support operations …