Sandy Shutters Monday Metro, MARC Service

No trains or buses will run on Monday on account of storm, say transportation officials

Hurricane Sandy has forced officials with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to cancel all service on Monday, Oct. 29.

That means that after tonight's closing time, there will be no Metrorail, Metrobus or MetroAccess service until further notice, according to a press release from WMATA. 

"Metro service will only be restored when it is safe to do so. Following the storm, Metro personnel will need to perform a comprehensive damage assessment, including inspections of track, bridges, aerial structures, stations and facilities," reads the press release. "Service restoration also will be contingent on adequate commercial power to support operations and repair of any storm-related damage."

As well, a series of public hearings on bus route changes across the area have been cancelled. 

MARC Service Suspended

Officials with the Maryland Transit Administration have also cancelled all MARC train service on Monday as well.

"MARC management has been consulting with Amtrak and CSX Transportation over the past 48 hours. While it may be possible to operate service Monday morning at normal levels, MARC, Amtrak and CSX all share the same concern that the deteriorating weather conditions will have a significant impact on afternoon operations," reads a press release from MTA. "A decision about MARC service for Tuesday will be made by 8:00 p.m. on Monday, if not sooner."


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