Red Line Commuter Info for Wednesday

Limited schedule continues

Metro's Red Line will continue on a limited schedule Wednesday because of the deadly train crash on Monday.

Metro said the Red Line will operate in two sections -- trains will run between the Glenmont and Silver Spring Metrorail stations and between the Shady Grove and Fort Totten Metrorail stations. Trains will be running about eight to 10 minutes apart and are expected to be very crowded.

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The Takoma Metrorail station will remain closed to Red Line traffic. The Green and Yellow lines will operate normal service through Fort Totten Metrorail station.

Free Metrobus shuttles will be available to take customers around the incident between the Silver Spring, Fort Totten and Takoma Metrorail stations.

Metro also will provide shuttle buses and its regular Metrobus routes 70/71 and 79 (Georgia Avenue) service from the Georgia Ave-Petworth and Silver Spring Metrorail stations. People can expect long waits for buses as a full Metrorail train often carries 100 people or more per car and a bus can only hold about 50 people at a time.

Metro officials recommend that customers who normally use the Red Line between the Glenmont and Silver Spring Metrorail stations should commute to Metrorail stations between the Shady Grove and Grosvenor-Strathmore Metrorail stations, or to use the following Metrobus lines to avoid the service disruption:

• Metrobus C8 line (Glenmont to White Flint)
• Metrobus Q2 line (Wheaton to Rockville)
• Metrobus C2, C4 line (Wheaton to Twinbrook)
• Metrobus J1 line (Silver Spring to Medical Center)
• Metrobus J2, J3, J4 line (Silver Spring to Bethesda)
• Metrobus L7, L8 line (Friendship Heights)

Metro has doubled its bus service on the limited-stop S9 and 79 (16th Street, NW, and Georgia Avenue) lines.

Metro officials recommend that people use the Green and Yellow lines as they are operating normal service between the Greenbelt and Branch Ave and Fort Totten and Huntington Metrorail stations.

And from DDOT:

The District has reopened all lanes on the New Hampshire Avenue Bridge and normal traffic flows are expected. There are no further road closures related to the Metro incident scheduled at this time. Nicholson Street will remain closed as crews continue to clear debris from the railroad tracks.

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