Metro managers want to split the Blue Line so that some of its rush-hour trains enter the District via the Yellow Line bridge over the Potomac River. They say this will accomplish three goals: improve reliability on the Orange and Blue lines, particularly at the Rosslyn tunnel; address the increasing demand for service to the eastern side of downtown Washington; and prepare for the Dulles Metrorail extension.
SOURCE: WMATA | Mary Kate Cannistra/The Washington Post - July 25, 2010
Bit of Blue turning Green? Article | By next summer, Metrorail may need a broader palette of colors. Transit authority staffers have long discussed a proposal to divert some Blue Line trains across the Yellow Line bridge and send them along the Green Line route to Greenbelt. At the same time, they would add trains between West Falls...