• Metro 9 hours ago

    Metro Offers Half-Off Select Passes for First Time Ever

    Metro is offering a sale on selected fare passes in hopes of attracting more riders.

  • Metro Sep 9

    Metro Board Considers Adding New Stations

    Even though it doesn’t seem like it now, Metro believes riders will be coming back, and big crowds will follow. The transit agency is talking about major expansion plans with new stations in places like Georgetown and even National Harbor. Transportation Reporter Adam Tuss explains.

  • WMATA Sep 5

    Metro Lowers Weekend Fare, Extends Hours in Bid to Bring Back Riders

    Metro lowered the rail fare on weekends, extended weekend operating hours and made rail-to-bus transfers free.  A number of Metro service and fee changes went into effect Sunday, in an effort to bring back riders who stopped using the system during the pandemic.  “As the region goes back to work and school, we will be ready with service that...

  • metrorail Jul 14

    Metro to Resume Train Service Until Midnight

    Metrorail is extending services to midnight seven days a week starting Sunday, giving customers more time to ride as in-person work and nightlife resume for many people.

  • Metro Jun 25

    Metro to Expand Service on July 4th

    More Metro trains will run on the Fourth of July for riders who attend the fireworks display on the National Mall, Metro announced Friday. On Sunday, July 4, Metrorail service will operate from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. During the day, trains will run on a regular weekend schedule, every 12 minutes on the Red Line and every 15 minutes…

  • Metro Apr 13

    Using an Old SmarTrip Card? You Might Need a New One Soon

    The Metro will upgrade its faregates later this year to be more efficient and reliable. After this change which begins in June, SmarTrip cards obtained prior to 2012 with old chip technology will no longer work with the new faregates.

  • metrorail Dec 2, 2020

    Loose Bolts Found on Metro Train That Separated on Red Line

    News4 has new information on the Metro train cars that separated on the Red Line at Glenmont last week. A number of lose and worn bolts were found on the train’s coupler, the part of the train that holds railcars together. Investigators told News4 their findings are preliminary but they had a chance to inspect the railcars closely this...

  • Metro Nov 26, 2020

    Metro Removes All 6000-Series Trains After Railcar Separates

    Metro has removed all of its 6000-series trains from the tracks after a railcar that was carrying passengers separated from another railcar. The 6000-series Metro train carrying passengers came apart Tuesday at its coupler, the piece that holds the railcars together. It’s the second time such an incident has happened in two months. A separation also happened in early...

  • Adam Tuss Nov 25, 2020

    Metro Removes All 6000-Series Trains After Railcar Separates

    Metro is removing all of its 6000-series railcars from the tracks after a train that was carrying passengers separated from another car. News4’s Adam Tuss reports.

  • Metro Oct 28, 2020

    Metro Proposes 2 Metrorail Station Name Changes

    Metro has proposed to rename Tysons Corner to “Tyson Station” and Prince George’s Plaza to “Hyattsville Crossing.” Metro wants to hear what riders think about the name change. Transportation Reporter Adam Tuss reports.

  • coronavirus Sep 18, 2020

    Proposal to Shut Down Metro Draws Criticism

    An opinion piece has a lot of people talking about if the Metrorail system should be shut down for good now that ridership is way down and may not return for some time. A senior fellow with the think tank Cato Institute made the suggestion yesterday and as you might imagine, it has set off a storm of responses. Transportation...

  • metrorail Sep 18, 2020

    Senior Fellow at Cato Institute Suggests Shutting Down Metrorail

    A senior fellow with the think tank Cato Institute suggested Wednesday the Metrorail system should be shut down as ridership is way down and may not return for a while. “Now is the best time of all to shut down the system,” Randal O’Toole said. “It’ll have the least disruption and we can replace the system with buses, which...

  • coronavirus Aug 18, 2020

    Metro Restoring Service to Pre-Pandemic Levels

    Metrorail service has increased to the highest levels since the pandemic began – and more stations are opening soon. On Sunday, Metro restored Silver Line service for the first time since Memorial Day and six Fairfax County stations reopened. The East Falls Church and Arlington Cemetery stations will open on Sunday, Aug. 23 after being closed for months. In addition,…

  • coronavirus Aug 17, 2020

    Metro Increases Rail Service

    Metrorail service has increased to the highest levels since the pandemic began – and two more stations are opening next weekend. News4’s Adam Tuss has a closer look at the transit agency’s plans.

  • Paul Wiedefeld Aug 13, 2020

    Metro Ramps Up Service to Pre-Pandemic Levels

    Metro will resume rail and bus services that have been operating at limited capacity or were completely shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic in what they are calling the largest and most complex service change in the system’s 44-year history. Hours will go back to normal, and in some cases will even be extended. Metrorail trips will more...

  • coronavirus Jul 30, 2020

    Silver Line Work Accelerating During Pandemic

    Phase two of the Silver Line project could be turned over to Metro for testing a little sooner than expected. Transportation Reporter Adam Tuss explains.

  • Metro Jun 26, 2020

    Metro to Run Extra Trains for White House Fireworks Show

    Metro will operate extra trains and keep the system open late on July Fourth as the White House hosts a fireworks show despite concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.  More frequent service on all Metrorail lines will start at 4 p.m. on July 4 to “accommodate the ‘Salute to America’ event on the National Mall,” Metro announced Friday. The…

  • Metro Jun 22, 2020

    Metro to Reopen Rail Stations, Add Bus Service as Region Reopens

    Metro will inch closer to normal starting Sunday.  As the D.C. area moves into phase two of lifted coronavirus-related restrictions, Metro will reopen some rail stations and add bus service, officials announced Monday.  Twelve Metro rail stations will reopen Sunday, including the Smithsonian, Cleveland Park and College Park stations. Shuttle bus service will be added at the East Falls...

  • coronavirus May 13, 2020

    DC Stay-at-Home Order Extended Until June 8

    Mayor Muriel Bowser says D.C. is not seeing enough of a decline in community transmissions, and extended the stay-at-home order to last through June 8. News4’s Mark Segraves reports D.C. is also requiring most residents to wear masks when they go outside of their house.

  • coronavirus May 14, 2020

    Face Masks to Be Required on Metro, Buses

    D.C. will impose sweeping new face mask requirements starting this weekend, an executive order Wednesday by the mayor says. Masks also will be required in the entire Metro system, the general manager announced Thursday. As the coronavirus continues to spread, masks will be required in D.C. whenever anyone is around others for essential business or travel.  Masks or face coverings...

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