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.
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.
There was some confusion in D.C. Thursday as D.C. Public Schools announced they would open 2 hours late due to snow and Metrobus, which operates school routes, said on its website and Twitter account that D.C. schools would be closed.
Metro trains are operating on a Saturday schedule for the Presidents Day holiday.
D.C. Metro officials are now accepting public comment on a proposal to raise fares and reduce services.
District of Columbia lawmakers will examine how prepared the city is for emergencies on the subway system in the wake of a fatal accident last month.
Federal authorities say they will conduct a safety inspection of Washington’s subway system following a fatal accident last month.
Metro Deputy General Manager Rob Troup ordered a range of early-action safety items on Thursday.
Members of Congress briefed on a fatal accident on Washington’s subway last week say the system’s ventilation fans didn’t work properly and that smoke was drawn into the stricken train.
A week after its first fatal accident in five years, Washington’s Metro subway system is considering raising fares and reducing the frequency of trains.