Trains will be rerouted to the Yellow Line to alleviate Orange Line crowds.
Metro's board approved the plan to change Blue, Yellow and Orange Line rush hour service during a meeting Thursday. The Huffington Post reports that the "Blue Line split" will make more room for packed Orange Line trains during rush hour. Blue Line trains from Franconia-Springfield will be rebranded for Yellow Line Service and sent into the District of Columbia via the Yellow Line's Potomac River bridge. The service change will alleviate crowds on the Orange Line during morning and evening rush hours, but will cause some waiting for customers using the Blue Line via Arlington Cemetery. --- Residents who use Metro for their morning and evening commutes may want to pay attention to a customer service meeting Thursday, Oct. 12. The …
Blue and Orange Line customers should allow about 20 minutes of additional travel time, according to the release.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Metro issued this release about weekend track work on the Red, Orange, Blue and Yellow lines: "Metro will continue its effort to rebuild the Metrorail system this weekend on the Red, Orange, Blue and Yellow lines. The work will begin around 9:30 p.m. Friday, June 24, and continue through closing on Sunday, June 26. Customers should take note of the following service impacts: Red Line • From 9:30 p.m., Friday, June 24 through closing on Sunday, June 26, Red Line trains will share one track between the Grosvenor-Strathmore and Twinbrook stations as Metro conducts platform rehabilitation work at White Flint and Twinbrook stations. • From 10 p.m., Friday, June 24 through closing on Sunday, June 26, Red Line trains will share one track …