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.
Dr. Gridlock explains Metro's new Rush Plus system
Jun. 9, 2012 - The Washington Post’s Robert Thomson explains Metro’s new Rush Plus system, which will change the rush hour schedule for Metro trains. (The Washington Post)
About Rush Plus
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.