Track work and major delays are nothing new on Metro, but an even larger problem could be looming for the Red Line.
Maryland’s incoming transportation secretary says he’s confident in the prospects of building the Purple Line in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, now that the state has new revenue to help pay for the light rail project.
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania on Thursday urged strong action in Syria now that the White House has said it has conclusive evidence that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime has used chemical weapons against opposition forces.
Metro says passengers should expect to wait longer than usual for trains this weekend while work is being conducted, and three stations on the red line will be closed.
Metro says a mechanical problem started a fire on train at the Silver Spring station that disrupted red line service between Takoma and Forest Glen.
Normal track operation has been restored on Metro’s Red Line between Takoma and Forest Glen after a fire was reported underneath a car of empty train rolling into the station around 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Wednesday’s commute is proving to be hellacious as a serious accident completely blocked northbound I-95 and a cracked third rail on Metro’s Red Line created significant delays.
ignificant delays are possible on the Red Line this morning, Metro cautions. Trains are single tracking between the NoMa-Gallaudet and Fort Totten stations due to a cracked third rail near the Rhode Island Avenue Station.
It’s been three-and-a-half years since the worst crash in Metro history left nine dead and dozens injured, and the transit agency has finally released some information about payouts made in relation to the Red Line collision.
Metro says it’s single-tracking between Medical Center and Friendship Heights after experiencing a cracked rail along the Red Line.