Dr. Gridlock: Red Line


Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 02/01/2012

Some confusion, but no crowding at Dupont Circle

Some Metro riders hadn’t heard that the southside exit at Dupont Circle would be closed for eight months, while others were unsure about how to reach their destinations.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:50 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Red Line | Tags:  Metro, WMATA, DC transportation

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 01/26/2012

Metro fare increases are tough sell to customers

Metro leaders tell riders they are “customers,” but the leaders need to see the fare increase proposals from the customers’ point of view.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:59 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Red Line

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 03/23/2011

Woman struck by train at Rhode Island Ave. station

A person has been struck by a train at Rhode Island Avenue station, according to D.C. and Metro officials. Trains are single-tracking between New York and Rhode Island Avenue stations, Metro said. The Rhode Island Avenue station remains open at this time.

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:39 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Red Line

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 12/27/2010

Glenmont Metro gets new garage

Construction will begin next Monday and continue for about a year on a second six-story parking garage at Glenmont station. The garage will be across Georgia Avenue from the station, and the kiss-and-ride on that side of the street will close Monday.

By Luke Rosiak  |  10:46 AM ET, 12/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Red Line, Red Line, Red Line

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 11/27/2010

Red Line delays cleared

The Red Line is moving slowly towards Glenmont due to a problem at Woodley Park.

By Luke Rosiak  |  06:07 PM ET, 11/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Red Line

Posted at 07:46 PM ET, 09/23/2010

Red line on time after package scare

The New York Avenue and Union Station Metro stops were briefly closed tonight, and passengers evacuated from the Union Station platform, after a suspicious package was reported near the New York Ave Station.

By Luke Rosiak  |  07:46 PM ET, 09/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Red Line, Red Line

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 09/13/2010

Wheaton station reopens

Metro reports that Wheaton Station has reopened. A garage elevator and one escalator between the mezzanine and the platform are listed as out of service. More than a dozen people were trapped in the elevator on Saturday, and it has not been running since.

By Luke Rosiak  |  05:57 PM ET, 09/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Red Line, Red Line | Tags:  Escalators

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 09/07/2010

Trains to slow over new track this week

Track work on the eastern tip of the Red Line is over, but trains will travel at reduced speeds between the Forest Glen and Takoma stations for the rest of the week to help the new track adjust.

By Luke Rosiak  |  01:07 PM ET, 09/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Red Line, Red Line

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 08/16/2010

Package at Conn. & L is cleared

3:35 p.m. Update: Metro says the entrance has reopened. Original post: Now that the suspicious package in an office building on 15th Street NW has been cleared, another has appeared at Connecticut Avenue and L Street NW. The east side...

By Michael Bolden  |  02:21 PM ET, 08/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Red Line, Red Line

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 07/28/2010

Saul to develop near Wheaton Metro

A development team led by the company B.F. Saul will spearhead mixed-use development around the Wheaton Metro station, Montgomery County and WMATA announced today.

By Luke Rosiak  |  03:55 PM ET, 07/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Red Line, Red Line, Red Line, Red Line | Tags:  Transit-oriented development

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 07/15/2010

Red line holdup cleared

A stalled inbound train at Rhode Island Avenue station meant that Red Line passengers in the direction of Shady Grove experienced delays, according to Metro and riders.

By Luke Rosiak  |  04:23 PM ET, 07/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Red Line

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 06/04/2010

Passengers trapped in Red Line railcar

The doors on a red line train malfunctioned this morning, leaving some passengers unable to get out at the Farragut North station.

By Michael Bolden  |  09:34 AM ET, 06/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Red Line, Red Line