Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Three stations will be closed along the Green Line in Prince George's County the weekend of May 17-19, according to WMATA.
If you were hoping to avoid some of the traffic along Route 1 this weekend, when thousands of University of Maryland students and their families will be on campus for commencement, take note that three Metro stations will be closed along the Green Line. According to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, College Park metro station will be closed this weekend along with the Greenbelt and Prince George's Plaza stations while crews perform track upgrades—"including tie and insulator renewal, interlocking maintenance and work associated with construction of a new test track for 7000-series railcars." The stations will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday and will reopen Monday morning. However, if you must use metro to …
Friday, March 29, 2013
The work will cause a 10 minute delay between the Greenbelt and College Park stations.
Although no track work is scheduled for this weekend on the Green Line, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority said that starting Sunday night there would be late night repairs that could affect some commuters in Prince George's County. According to WMATA's website, Metro riders should expect a 10-minute delay between the Greenbelt and College Park stations starting at 10 p.m. until closing every day Sunday, March 31 to Thursday, April 4. Tell Us: Does weekend track work affect your plans?
Friday, March 8, 2013
Due to daylight savings time, the last Sunday trains will leave around 1 a.m. or 2 a.m.
Hyattsville area commuters looking ride the rails this weekend will have to give themselves a little bit of extra time. That's because the Green and Yellow Lines will be single-tracking this weekend, according to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's website. The single-tracking will allow for track maintenance and ceiling tile replacement. Green Line trains will operate every 20 minutes between Branch Avenue and Greenbelt stations. Customers should plan for the changes and give themselves a cushion of 10 minutes, according to WMATA. In addition to the single-tracking, due to daylight savings time, customers should expect the station to close an hour earlier on Sunday. "Daylight-saving time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Scheduled work was cancelled, so the Green Line will run normally.
Green Line Metorail riders won't have to deal with service interruptions this weekend, at least not any planned service interruptions. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced that the Green Line will not be single tracking this weekend, although it was initially scheduled for this weekend. "Service will operate at regular weekend intervals between Greenbelt and Branch Avenue," according to a metro alert. Plan your trip from the Greenbelt Metro station on WMATA's website.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Victim may have jumped intentionally in front of train, was conscious when taken to hospital.
Update - 3 p.m. - WMATA reports that normal service has been restored along the Green and Yellow lines following a reported attempted suicide-by-train at the Fort Totten Metro Station. Update - 1:05 p.m. - Washington Examiner transit reporter Kytja Weir reports that Metro officials believe the man struck by the train at Fort Totten earlier today may have been trying to commit suicide. Speaking with Washington, D.C. fire and EMS officials, she also reports the victim a white male, was transported to a local hospital while still remaining conscious. Weir notes that this is the 11th suicide-by-train attempt so far in 2012 on the WMATA system. --- A person was struck by a Metro train today at Fort Totten Metro Stationb, causing delays up and …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Metro officials announced Thursday that they plan to revise their evacuation procedures and emergency response guidelines during periods of extreme weather.
After a Green Line train lost power between Greenbelt and College Park on July 3 causing passengers to begin an impromptu disembarkation, followed three days later by a train derailment on the same line, Metro officials have said they need to revise their guidelines for emergency situations. The Washington Post reports that Dave Kubicek, the transit agency’s deputy general manger of operations, said Thursday that Metro would take measures to improve emergency responses. The train derailment was reportedly caused by excessive heat that formed a kink in the tracks. However, the bigger issue than the derailment and technical problems was the communication breakdown, Metro board members said, according to The Post. “We have a good capacity to …
Monday, July 9, 2012
Riders should expect delays between Prince George's Plaza and Fort Totten Metro stations.
Update: 9 a.m. - Metro service has been restored to normal as of earlier this morning. An announcement posted to the WMATA website reads in full: "Metro customers on the Green Line can expect normal service this morning (Monday, July 9). Crews have successfully returned to service a 1000-foot section of track that was damaged on Friday. Green Line trains are operating using both tracks. Heat-related speed restrictions on all lines have been lifted." Original Article Below Rail service between Fort Totten and Prince George's Plaza Metro stations has been restored following last Friday's derailment underneath Ager Road in Hyattsville. But Metro officials warn commuters to expect delays as trains continue to single-track around the site …
Friday, July 6, 2012
A Metro train has derailed in West Hyattsville, WMATA reports, but there were no injuries.
Update, 8 p.m.: It took rescuers nearly an hour to safely remove all of the passengers on a Metro train that derailed Friday afternoon near the West Hyattsville Metro station. The train was traveling toward DC after departing from Prince George's Plaza Metro Station, when the last three cars derailed, leaving 55 passengers in harms way around 4:45 p.m. A total of 95 fire and rescue crew members responded to the accident, Prince George's Fire Chief Marc Bashoor said, with the first responders arriving within five minutes of it being reported. Two dozen firefighters entered the tunnel to execute the rescue, Bashoor added. It took 10 minutes for the firefighters to reach the train, which had come to rest in the tunnel running underneath Ager …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Four Green Line Stations will be closed starting Friday night.
Beginning Friday at 10 p.m., Metro's website states there will be no Green Line trains between Greenbelt and Fort Totten in either direction. This condition will continue over the weekend and throughout Memorial Day on Monday, while Metro installs new switches. Four stations will be closed during this time: Although busses will replace trains between Greenbelt and Fort Totten, Metro recommends that customers who normally drive and park at Greenbelt—consider using New Carrollton Station on the Orange Line as an alternate. Shuttle bus service will operate on two routes, according to Metro. They are: Local service between all the closed stations between Greenbelt and Fort Totten. Metro recommends that customers using local shuttle bus service…
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Large scale track work will shutter the Green Line between Fort Totten and Greenbelt metro stations this weekend. How will you get around?
The Green Line will be entirely shut down this weekend between the West Hyattsville and Greenbelt Metro stations. Even with buses filling in to transport people to those stations, it's sure to cause a major headache to those without cars. That has us wondering: How will you be adjusting your area travels to deal with the Metro shut-down, if at all? Share your answer in the comment section below.