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From WMATA:

“This weekend, Silver, Blue, Yellow and Green line trains will operate on a regular weekend schedule. Red and Orange line trains will operate on a regular weekend schedule on Sunday. On Saturday, Red and Orange line trains will run every 16 minutes, rather than every 12 minutes, resulting in an average of two minutes of additional wait time.

Red Line
Trains every 8-16 minutes on Saturday

Saturday only, Red Line trains will operate every 16 minutes between Shady Grove & Glenmont (normal service is every 12 minutes). Additional trains will operate 9AM-9PM between Shady Grove & Silver Spring, providing service every 8-10 minutes between these stations.
On Sunday, Red Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals.

Work Performed: Joint elimination, track fastener and insulator renewal for a safer ride between Silver Spring and Wheaton.

Orange Line
Trains every 16 minutes on Saturday only; regular service on Sunday

Saturday only, Orange Line trains will operate every 16 minutes, rather than every 12 minutes.
On Sunday, Orange Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals.

Work Performed: Platform rehabilitation and emergency call box installation for a safer ride between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly.”

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From WMATA:

“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of January 23-25, 2015 with service adjustments on all six rail lines.

This weekend, Orange, Silver, Blue, Yellow and Green line trains will operate every 24 minutes. Red Line trains will run every 10-20 minutes. (more…)

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From WMATA:

“Metro Deputy General Manager Rob Troup today ordered a range of early-action safety items. The steps were identified in collaboration with the NTSB investigation team and are not to be misconstrued as formal recommendations from the NTSB. The NTSB investigation remains ongoing and has not yet determined the cause or identified findings.

“Metro and NTSB have been reviewing standard procedures and looking for opportunities to further enhance the safety of this system,” Troup said. “The ten items that we have identified so far are actions Metro is taking now based on our collaborative review with NTSB.”

“I must emphasize that these steps should not be interpreted as being related to the cause of the L’Enfant incident,” Troup said.

The ten items ordered by Troup are: (more…)

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department and the Department of Transportation would like to inform the public of street closures in conjunction with the 2015 March for Life Activities scheduled for Thursday, January 22, 2015.

The following streets will be closed from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm

§ F Street NW between 6th Street N.W., and 7th Street N.W.

The following streets will be closed from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

§ Street Closures on 7th Street N.W., from F Street to Jefferson Drive N.W., starting at approximately 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.

The following streets will be closed from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

§ Street Closures on Constitution Avenue, N.W., from 14th Street NW to 1st Street NE, starting at approximately 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

§ The 12th Street Expressway between Constitution Avenue NW, and Independence Avenue NW.

§ Northbound 14th Street Bridge traffic will be diverted onto 395 eastbound.”

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From MPD:

“The following area will be closed to vehicular traffic at 700 pm on January 20, 2015. These closures will restrict vehicular traffic on public roads surrounding the U.S. Capitol. Access into the restricted area will be granted only through designated access points to those vehicles displaying the appropriate event placard. The closures in this area will remain in effect for the duration of the State of the Union Address and will include the following public streets:

1st Street, NE from Columbus Circle to Constitution Avenue, NE
1st Street, NW from Louisiana Avenue, NW to Washington Avenue, SW
2nd Street, NE from Constitution Avenue, NE to C Street, SE
C Street, NW from Louisiana Avenue, NW to 2nd Street, NE
C Street, SE from Washington Avenue, SW to 2nd Street, SE
Constitution Avenue, NW from 1st Street, NW to 2nd Street, NW
D Street, NE from Louisiana Avenue, NW to 2nd Street, NE
Delaware Avenue, NE from Columbus Circle to Constitution Avenue, NE
Delaware Avenue, SW from Washington Avenue, SW to C Street, SW
East Capitol Street, SE from 1st Street, SE to 2nd Street, SE
Independence Avenue, SW from Washington Avenue, SW to 2nd Street, SW
Maryland Avenue, NE from 1st Street, NE to 2nd Street, NE
Maryland Avenue, SW from 3rd Street, SW to 1st Street, SW
New Jersey Avenue, NW from Louisiana Avenue, NW to Constitution Avenue, NW
New Jersey Avenue, SE from Independence Avenue, SE to D Street, SE
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW from 3rd Street, NW to 1st Street, NW
South Capitol Street, SW from Independence Avenue, SE to D Street, SE

EMERGENCY NO PARKING ZONES FOR 2015 STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS (more…)

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From DC.gov:

“Today, the District of Columbia’s Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department released an initial report on Monday’s WMATA incident.”

Initial_Report_on_the_LEnfant_Plaza_Metro_Incident_January-12-2015 (PDF)

“The FEMS operation concluded with the evacuation of more than 200 passengers from a six-car
Metro train, the transport of 84 patients to District hospitals, and the death of one person.
Approximately 110 FEMS personnel and 31 FEMS vehicles responded to the incident.”