D.C. Metro Announces Service Improvements

The Red, Blue, and Silver lines will see faster headways as the agency reintroduces its 7000-series rail cars to the fleet.

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June 14, 2023, 7:00 AM PDT

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction


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D.C. transit riders are seeing improved service this week as Metro continues its slow recovery from last year’s disruptions in service. “[The announcement] comes after Metrorail recorded its highest pandemic-era ridership total in a day on Tuesday, logging 433,000 rides,” writes Justin George in The Washington Post.

“Beginning Monday, Red Line trains will operate every six minutes until 9:30 p.m. on weekdays, an improvement of two minutes during off-peak times and a frequency that matches current rush-hour service on the line. From 9:30 p.m. to close, trains will run every 10 minutes.” The agency will also improve service frequency on the Blue and Silver lines starting later this month.

The agency is reintroducing train cars that were pulled from service in October 2021 due to a federal investigation into a derailment.

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