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Metro, MARC Service Shut Down For Second Day

No rail, bus service in DC area through at least Tuesday morning.

Metro service will continue to be shut down through at least Tuesday morning, according to officials with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. 

"Metrorail and Metrobus service will not resume service Tuesday morning," reads a press release sent out by WMATA earlier this afternoon. "An announcement on when service may be restored will be made after Metro is able to assess damage and weather conditions in the morning. Metro personnel will need to perform a comprehensive damage assessment, including inspections of track, bridges, aerial structures, stations and facilities. Metrorail service restoration is also contingent on adequate commercial power to support operations and repair of any storm-related damage. For Metrobus, service restoration will vary by route and depend on road conditions."

As well, MetroAccess service will be suspended all day Tuesday. 

"Metro will restore service only when it is safe to do so," reads the release.

MTA Shutters Commuter Rail, Bus Service

The Maryland Transit Administration has also scrapped its rail and commuter bus service on Tuesday as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

An decision about Wednesday's MARC and bus service will be made by 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to an announcement from MTA. 

LeszX October 30, 2012 at 11:31 AM
Metro's decision to shut down all service yesterday was irresponsible. For people who had to travel and who rely on public transportation, Metro's decision just caused problems in addition to having to deal with the inclement weather. As it turned out, Metro could have run most of its buses and trains yesterday without any trouble.

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