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Rush Plus Guide

The rush hour service changes starting June 18 will affect more than 100,000 commuters. Many will benefit, but they need to pay attention to some new train destinations.

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  • During peak periods, there will be an additional six trains per hour – three in each direction – between Vienna and Largo Town Center.


  • For about 33,500 Blue and Yellow Line riders in Virginia, Rush+ will increase the share of Yellow Line trains, meaning faster access to downtown via the Yellow Line bridge, according to Metro officials. About 16,000 weekday peak-period riders who travel on Blue Line trains via Arlington Cemetery will have a maximum of six additional minutes waiting for a train.


  • Green and Yellow lines stations from L'Enfant Plaza to Greenbelt will have 18 additional trains during rush hour periods -- six additional trains each peak hour, three in each direction. Riders now will be able to travel from Greenbelt to Franconia-Springfield without transferring.


  • For about 33,500 Blue and Yellow Line riders in Virginia, Rush+ will increase the share of Yellow Line trains, meaning faster access to downtown via the Yellow Line bridge, according to Metro officials. About 16,000 weekday peak-period riders who travel on Blue Line trains via Arlington Cemetery will have a maximum of six additional minutes waiting for a train.

    Green and Yellow lines stations from L'Enfant Plaza to Greenbelt will have 18 additional trains during rush hour periods -- six additional trains each peak hour, three in each direction. Riders now will be able to travel from Greenbelt to Franconia-Springfield without transferring.


  • The Red Line is unaffected by Rush Plus.

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  • Train schedules and destinations will be adjusted between 6:30 and 9 a.m. and between 3:30 and 6 p.m. weekdays.
  • Metro will eliminate three Blue Line trains per hour. That creates extra room in the Rosslyn tunnel under the Potomac River. So Metro will add three trains per hour to relieve crowding on the Orange Line. The new trains will travel between Vienna and Largo Town Center.
  • To expand service in central D.C., Metro will add three Yellow Line trains per hour. Those trains will travel between Franconia-Springfield and Greenbelt, entering D.C. from Virginia at L'Enfant Plaza.