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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.

23 hours ago

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

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Metrobus, D.C. Schools Release Conflicting Statements on Whether Schools Are Closed Due to Snow

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.

02/26/2015

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Metro Running on Saturday Schedule for Presidents Day

Metro trains are operating on a Saturday schedule for the Presidents Day holiday.

02/16/2015

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

Public Comment Open on Metro Fare Hike, Service Reduction

D.C. Metro officials are now accepting public comment on a proposal to raise fares and reduce services.

02/11/2015

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)

D.C. Hearing Addresses Deadly Metro Accident

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.

02/05/2015

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)

Federal Officials to Conduct Safety Inspection of D.C. Metro

Federal authorities say they will conduct a safety inspection of Washington’s subway system following a fatal accident last month.

02/04/2015

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)

Metro: Fire Dept. Changes Led to Difficulty Using Radios

Metro Deputy General Manager Rob Troup ordered a range of early-action safety items on Thursday.

01/22/2015

Members of Congress give a briefing on the fatal Metro smoke incident that happened last week. (Photo Credit: Matt DelSignore/All-News 99.1)

Congress: Ventilation Drew Smoke into Stricken Subway Train

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.

01/21/2015

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Metro Considers Fare Increases in Wake of Fatal Accident

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.

01/20/2015

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