Evening commute update

March 6, 2013
Passengers wait to board a VRE train in Southwest D.C. | Gerald Martineau / Merlin

A roundup of what’s happening with local transit for those looking to get home this evening.

— Metro, which began the day with normal weekday rail service and some Metrobus cancellations, said it expects the evening commute to be close to normal. MetroAccess was canceled on Wednesday, but officials have resumed taking reservations and expect service to resume on Thursday. Officials also anticipate normal bus and rail service for Thursday’s commute, but say a final decision will be made later this evening. Metro’s ridership was a fraction of what it is normally. As of 3 p.m., there were 115,000

— VRE suspended service on Wednesday, but officials said they plan to resume their full schedule on Thursday. A final determination will be made by 4 a.m.

— MARC Brunswick Line service is suspended. The Camden and Penn  Line trains are running on a limited “S” schedule. Officials expect to make a decision on Thursday service later this evening.

Lori Aratani writes about how people live, work and play in the D.C. region for The Post’s Transportation and Development team.
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