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Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Delays for Metro riders on Blue Line because of a possible gas leak in area

Report of gas leak leads to suspension of service between Van Dorn and King Street stations.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:28 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Metro delays on several lines in morning commute

Metro delays on Orange and Blue lines. Signal problem causing issues.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:39 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 07:26 AM ET, 04/08/2014

Delays on Metro’s Orange and Blue lines resolved

Delays on Orange and Blue lines of Metro. Earlier problem with train.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:26 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 04/07/2014

Metro delays on the Blue and Yellow lines

Metro delays on Blue and Yellow lines. Earlier problem causing residual delays.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:54 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 06:46 AM ET, 04/04/2014

Friday morning train commutes should be easier

After troubled Thursday commute, Friday should be better -- fingers crossed.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:46 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak, MARC, Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 04/03/2014

Delays on Metro’s Red Line resolved

Trains are single-tracking because of a track problem outside of the Farragut North station.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:09 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Metro’s Blue and Orange lines having troubles

Crowding and delays are likely through the evening rush because of a track problem near Foggy Bottom.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:04 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 03/27/2014

Metro troubles on Green, Blue and Yellow lines resolved

Morning of delays on three Metro rail lines.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:27 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 03/25/2014

Thefts of electronic devices on Metro rise

A recent incident happened in middle of the day at the Capitol South station.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:58 AM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  iphone thefts, Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 03/20/2014

Problem resolved on Metro’s Red Line, delays on Blue Line

Trains on Red Line shared a track. Earlier track problem outside of Takoma.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:48 AM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Delays on Metro’s Blue and Orange lines

Signal problem impacts Metro’s Blue and Orange lines.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:47 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  delays, Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 03/17/2014

Snow affects planes, trains and automobiles

Airport delays, road closures and train schedules changed.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:18 AM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  interstate 95, Metro, road closures, Snow, subway, WMATA

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 03/17/2014

Delays on four out of five of Metro’s rail lines

Delays on Metro’s Red Line. Metro’s bus service also limited because of snow.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:22 AM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 03/13/2014

Earlier problem on Metro’s Red Line resolved

Earlier train malfunction causes problems in the direction of Shady Grove.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:49 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, red line, subway, WMATA

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Power restored at Metro’s Rosslyn station

A power problem has left no working elevators or escalators at the Rosslyn station. Buses are headed to the station, the transit agency said.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:06 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, rosslyn, subway, WMATA

Posted at 07:23 AM ET, 03/07/2014

Happy Friday -- Metro Red Line delays resolved

Train malfunction at Silver Spring station. Delays on Metro’s Red Line.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:23 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, red line, subway, WMATA

Posted at 07:11 AM ET, 03/04/2014

Metro’s bus service resumed on nearly all routes

Metrobus service on all routes. Riders should expect some problems on snowy, narrow streets

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:11 AM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrobus, subway, WMATA

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Accident on Route 50, Metro cancels bus service for the day, Reagan runways closed

Monday morning’s commute had one thing going for it: fewer people were on the major roadways.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:46 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, roads, Snow, subway, WMATA

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Earlier delays on Metro’s Red and Orange lines

Delays on Metro’s Red Line. Disabled train causing problems.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:59 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 06:16 AM ET, 02/24/2014

Earlier delays on Metro’s Blue and Yellow lines

A sick customer on a train at Crystal City on the Metro. Riders should expect delays.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:16 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 02/21/2014

Delays resolved on Metro’s Orange and Blue lines

Green Line on Metro had earlier delays. Disabled train at U Street caused problems. Delays on Metro’s Blue and Orange lines.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:15 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  green line, Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 02/13/2014

Metro has morning delays on many of its lines, but very few riders

Delays on Metro’s Blue Line. Rail service opens on time, but bus service canceled.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:27 AM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  delays, Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Metro cancels late night buses, service for disabled riders because of snow

Rail service is not yet affected, but Metro officials say they continue to monitor weather reports.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:35 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, MetroAccess, Snow, subway, WMATA

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 02/10/2014

Update: Normal service resumes on Green Line

Problem was due to a disabled train.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:22 AM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  delays, green line, Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 02/03/2014

Delays on Metro’s Red Line

Riders on Metro’s Red Line should expect delays. Trains are sharing a track between Wheaton and Forest Glen.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:09 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, red line, subway, WMATA

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 01/31/2014

Delays on Metro’s Red Line

Delays on Metro’s Red Line. Track work along busy line.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:45 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, red line delays, subway, WMATA

Posted at 07:29 AM ET, 01/30/2014

Metro delays on busy Red Line

A switch problem is causing the issue.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:29 AM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, metro delays, subway, WMATA

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Oops! Metro posted wrong signs for its new Silver Line

Metro installs wrong signs in showing off new Silver Line. Mistake to cost some money to fix. Signs show Blue Line going to where it doesn’t go.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Silver Line, subway, WMATA

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 01/29/2014

Wednesday morning Metro troubles on four lines

Delays on Metro’s Green line. Earlier problems on Red Line resolved quickly.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:02 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, metro delays, subway, WMATA

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Delays on Metro’s Yellow line, earlier problems on Blue and Orange lines

Track problem is causing delays on Metro’s Blue and Orange lines. Trains are sharing a track.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:37 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blue and orange, subway, WMATA

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 01/24/2014

Metro employee caught stealing cash

Metro employee charged in stealing cash. Police caught her in an undercover bust.

By Paul Duggan  |  12:44 PM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, metro employee arrested, subway, WMATA

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 01/24/2014

Southbound lanes of Rockville Pike re-open after water main break

Water main break causes Rockville Pike to shut down. Officials said it could take up to 8 hours to fix.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:38 AM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, rockville pike closed, subway, water main break, white flint mall, WMATA

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 01/23/2014

Cracked rail fixed on Metro’s Blue and Yellow lines

Cracked rail on Metro’s Blue and Yellow lines. Riders should expect delays of up to 30 minutes.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:28 AM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cracked rail, delays, Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 01/22/2014

Delays cleared after snarling Orange Line service for hours

Metro riders encountered problems on all five lines on Wednesday morning, with some headaches lingering into the afternoon.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:20 PM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  delays, Metro, red line, subway, WMATA

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 01/22/2014

Metro delays, flight cancellations, icy roads in area

Metro delays, icy roads and airline delays after snowstorm. Crews work to clean roads. Officials warn to add extra time to commute.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:18 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak, MARC, Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Delays on Metro’s Yellow and Blue lines

Delays on Metro’s Blue and Yellow lines. Problem is a train malfunction at Pentagon station.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:24 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, subway, WMATA, yellow and blue lines

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 12/30/2013

After drunken falls, Metro warns of riding while impaired

Drunk Metro riders fall on tracks, escalators. Officials warn riders there is such a thing as being too intoxicated to ride the rail system.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:44 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  drunk metro riders, Metro, metro riders drunk, metro riders fall on escalators, metro riders fall on tracks, subway, WMATA

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 12/27/2013

Problems on Blue and Orange lines resolved

Metro riders should expect delays on Blue and Orange lines because of disabled trains.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:02 AM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blue line, delays, Metro, Orange Line, subway, WMATA

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Signal problems on Red Line fixed after delays

Metro’s busy Red Line delayed due to signal problems. It is the third rail line of the day to have an early morning problem.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:59 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, red line delays, subway, WMATA

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Delays on Metro’s Green Line end

Delays on Metro’s Green Line resolved after train struck a deer. Riders on Blue and Orange lines also experienced morning delays.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:24 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  deer struck, Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Metro delays on Blue and Orange lines resolved

Service is back to normal on Metro’s Blue and Orange lines, officials say, after delays caused by a disabled train.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:16 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  delays, Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 12/19/2013

Delays on Metro’s Green Line cleared

Delays on Metro’s Green Line

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:32 AM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  delays, Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 06:41 AM ET, 12/19/2013

Earlier delays on Metro’s Blue Line resolved

Delays on Metro’s Blue Line

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:41 AM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  delays, Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 07:20 AM ET, 12/18/2013

Delays on Metro’s Red Line resolved

Delays on Metro’s Red Line resolved.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:20 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  delays, Metro, red line, subway, WMATA

Posted at 07:21 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Metro’s Red Line ok after delays

Earlier delays on Metro’s Red Line

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:21 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  delays, Metro, red line, subway, WMATA

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 12/16/2013

Metro train with smoky brakes offloaded

Smoky brakes lead to Metro train problems. No major delays expected.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:10 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, red line delays, subway, WMATA

Posted at 07:33 AM ET, 12/16/2013

Delays on Metro’s Blue Line cleared

Delays on Metro’s Blue Line cleared.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:33 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blue line, Metro, metro delays, subway, WMATA

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 12/10/2013

Metro’s Red Line back to normal after delay

Metro’s Red Line has delays.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:25 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, red line delays, subway, WMATA

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 12/10/2013

Power out and then quickly back up at Metro’s Capitol South stop

Brief power outage at Metro’s Capitol South stop.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:38 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capitol south stop, power outage, subway, WMATA

Posted at 07:18 AM ET, 12/10/2013

Delays on Metro’s Red Line resolved

Delays on Metro’s Red Line. Earlier incident on Green and Yellow lines. Disabled train at Georgia Avenue.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:18 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  delays, Metro, Snow, subway, WMATA

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 12/05/2013

Metro defends ‘shoes’ ad some call sexist

Female Metro executive takes credit for ad that some view as sexist.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  02:13 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, sexist shoe ad on metro, shoe ad, subway, WMATA

Posted at 06:05 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Earlier delays on Metro’s Orange and Blue lines

Delays on Metro’s Blue and Orange lines. Riders should expect delays

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:05 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blue and orange lines, delays, Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 12/04/2013

Normal service back on Metro’s Blue and Yellow lines

Delays on Metro’s Blue and Yellow line. Problem caused by switch problem at King Street Station.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:04 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blue line, Metro, subway, WMATA, yellow line

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 12/03/2013

Earlier delays on Yellow Line resolved

Metro says delays on the Yellow Line because of a train malfunction are resolved.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:30 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, subway, WMATA, yellow line

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Metro: Red Line delays resolved

Metro has delays on Red and Blue lines. Riders should expect delays.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:08 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blue line, Metro, red line, subway, WMATA

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 06/08/2012

Man hit by train in August making recovery

A Metro train hit Victor Robinson when he fell onto the tracks. He’s making a good comeback, he says.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:35 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  metro, subway

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 05/24/2012

Metro board to approve $2.5 billion budget

Transit agency makes up budget shortfall with hikes to riders in fares and increased subsidies from area jurisdictions.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:03 AM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dc subway, dc metro, dr. gridlock

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Man has fatal heart attack on Metro train

Trains delayed on Blue/Yellow line because of man’s fatal heart attack on train.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:01 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dc subway, dc metro

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Metro could see $15 million in federal funds cut

Transit agency could see $15 million in cuts of federal funds under President’s proposed budget.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:26 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  metro, dc subway, dc metro

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 01/31/2012

Metro rail problem at Stadium-Armory

Transit agency has had several issues of cracked rails in the last month.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:03 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dc subway, dc metro, cracked rail

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 01/30/2012

Metro files lawsuit against union

The transit agency has been involved in fights with Local 2 and the larger Local 689.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:51 AM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dc subway, dc metro, metro sues union