Metro

Metro's 7000-series rail car. (Photo credit: WMATA)

Metro’s First 7000-Series Train to Debut in April

Metro has announced that the system’s first 7000-series train will enter passenger service April 14 on the Blue Line. It will depart from Franconia-Springfield shortly after 7 a.m.

03/26/2015

File photo of a Metro train. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Metro Posts Safety Videos to Prepare Riders for Emergencies

Nearly three months after the fatal smoke incident at L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station, Metro is releasing new safety preparedness videos to show riders what to do in case of an emergency.

03/26/2015

File photo of a Metro train. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Metro Workers’ Union to Host Discussion on Safety

The union representing Metro workers is hosting a discussion of safety on the transit network.

03/25/2015

Smoke filled the L'Enfant Plaza station during the rush hour on Jan. 12, 2015. The station was temporarily closed after the station with smoke. One person died as several were injured as a result of the incident. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

911 Center Setup Slowed Response to Deadly D.C. Metro Smoke

A policy of routing calls about emergencies on the Metro subway to a supervisor at the District of Columbia’s 911 call center contributed to delays in getting firefighters to a fatal rail malfunction early this year.

03/21/2015

Metro Transit Police Officer

Metro Service Affected After Woman Struck by Train

Metrorail service on the green and yellow lines was affected Wednesday afternoon after a woman was struck by a train, Metro officials say.

03/18/2015

(Photo credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Metro Board to Discuss Potomac Yard Station

Metro announced Wednesday it will consider approving a public hearing about a new Metrorail station in the Potomac Yard area in Alexandria.

03/11/2015

Metro Transit Police Officer

Md. Man Gets 4 Years in Transgender Teen Girl’s Stabbing on Metro

A Maryland man has been sentenced to more than 4 years in prison after prosecutors say he stabbed a transgender girl on a Metro train.

03/11/2015

Purple Line map. (Credit: MTA Maryland)

Progress Report, Public Outreach for Purple Line

Supporters of the Purple Line transit project are hosting a progress report and rally on Monday.

03/09/2015

Smoke DuPont Circle Metro

Wiehle-Reston Metro Station Temporarily Closed Due to Fire Response, Flooding

Metro officials closed the Wiehle-Reston station Thursday night due to fire department activity.

03/05/2015

(Photo credit DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Snowstorm Causes Public Transit to Modify, Cancel Service

People who decide to venture out in the Baltimore-Washington region ahead of a major impending snowstorm may run into some delays, or added fees, using public transportation.

03/04/2015

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