From DC Alerts:

“Metro service on the Blue, Orange, and Silver lines are partially suspended in both directions due to a power problem affecting train traffic. Blue and Silver train service is suspended between Benning Rd & Eastern Market stations. Orange Line service is suspended between Minnesota Ave & Eastern Market stations. Metro has sent shuttle buses to Benning Rd, Minnesota Ave, Stadium Armory, Potomac Ave, and Eastern Market stations to assist.

Update: Metro anticipates restoring normal service within 5-10 minutes but there will be residual delays. Commuters may want to consider other transportation options.”

From @Metrorailinfo:

“Orange Line: Rail service RESTORED following earlier power outage near Stadium-Armory. Residual delays continue in both directions.”

“Blue/Silver Line: Rail service has been RESTORED following earlier power outage near Stadium-Armory. Residual delays continue in both direct”

Photo by PoPville flickr user Rukasu1

From MPD:

“Street Closure
United House of Prayer Memorial Parade
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Starting at 12 Noon to 3:30pm

Parade Route:

The parade will form at 6th and M St NW. It will then start north on 6th St NW to S St NW, west on S St to 13th St NW, South on 13th St to Logan Circle southwest around Logan Circle to P St NW, east on P St to 7th St, South on 7th St to M St, East on M St to 6th St where they will disband.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user Lucas Keene

From MPD:

“On Sunday, May 24, 2015, the Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom will take place in the District of Columbia. In conjunction with this event, there will be several street closures that motorists should take into consideration:

Assembly Area

The rally area will be at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, on the north and south parking lots, which will be open at 7:00 am.

The staging area will be in front of the Lincoln Memorial at Ohio and Independence Avenue, S.W.

Parade Route

The roads mentioned will be closed from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The motorcycle ride will form in North Pentagon Parking Lot (Arlington County Police permit is required) and will proceed over the following route: Across Memorial Bridge to 23rd Street, North on 23rd Street to Constitution Ave (United States Park Police permit is required), East on Constitution Avenue to Pennsylvania Avenue, East on Pennsylvania Avenue to 3rd St, South on 3rd Street to Independence Avenue, West on Independence Avenue to West Basin Drive, Southwest on West Basin Drive to Ohio Drive, Northwest on Ohio Drive to Franklin D. Roosevelt Park (United States Park Police permit is required) where they will disband.”


Meg tweets us at 6:30am:

“@PoPville friendship heights closed due to smoke in the tunnel… HUGE mess already!”


“Red Line-Major disruption: Rail service temp SUSPENDED btwn Medical Ctr & Friendship Heights due to fire dept response. Consider alternates.”

Red Line: Rail service RESTORED. Trains continue single tracking btwn Medical Center & Friendship Heights. All stations open. 7:40a #wmata”

“Red Line single tracking Medical Ctr to Friendship Heights continues due to earlier track prob/FD response. Expect delays. 8:38a #wmata”


We at Zipcar are sad that our decade-long partnership with WMATA (otherwise known as Metro) has come to an end. Our Zipcars based in Kiss and Ride lots will be leaving effective May 31, 2015. We don’t want this change to impact you, so we’re taking this opportunity to bring you lots of new locations right next door to our old homes – or even in your own neighborhood!

Over the next few weeks, you’ll see dozens of new locations sprouting up to ensure you can continue to zip when and where you need to go. You can always find our stations that are conveniently located next to or close to Metro stations by searching for either the station name or the line it’s on.

Thanks for your membership, and happy Zipping!

“Dear PoPville,

Wondering how DC residents feel? I’m pretty upset at the change although its good we do have neighborhood spots but zipcar @ metro really helps esp as you go out the city (MD/VA).
I had saw a sign at Brookland metro saying the new vendor for ‘car sharing’ will be enterprise…anyone used their services before? How does it compare to zip car in terms of perks (gas etc)”

Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley


“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of May 15-17 with service adjustments on all six rail lines.

This weekend, Orange, Silver and Blue line trains will operate every 18 minutes. Yellow and Green line trains will operate every 20 minutes with Yellow line trains operating between Huntington and Mt. Vernon Square only and Red Line trains will operate every 24 minutes with additional service between 9AM-9PM Saturday and Sunday.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user Barbara Krawcowicz

A reader tweets us:

“@PoPville Currently on a southbound green line train, they’re telling us there’s a fire at Georgia Ave/Petworth and we aren’t moving.”

Update: “@PoPville moving now but we will be single tracking thru GA Ave station”

@Metrorailinfo tweets:

“Green/Yellow Line: Trains single tracking btwn Georgia Ave & Fort Totten due to a track problem at Georgia Ave. Delays both directions.”

Update from Amtrak:

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of life from Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 that derailed north of Philadelphia Tuesday evening. We ask the news media to be respectful of our customers, our employees, and their families.

There were approximately 238 passengers and 5 crew members on board. Individuals with questions about their friends and family on this train should call the Amtrak Incident Hotline 800-523-9101. Amtrak has also established a Family Assistance Center to work closely with family and friends of individuals on the train. Local emergency responders are on the scene and an investigation is ongoing.

On Wednesday, May 13, modified Amtrak service will be provided between Washington and Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Philadelphia, and New York and Boston. There will be no Amtrak service between New York and Philadelphia, but New Jersey Transit will honor Amtrak tickets between New York City and Trenton.

Other Amtrak Service between New York and Albany-Rensselaer; New Haven and Springfield, Mass., and other points will operate.”

Update from @Amtrak:

“Injuries reported in train 188 incident, all service canceled this evening btwn NY/Philly.”

@Amtrak tweets:

“We are aware of the derailment of Northeast Regional train 188 north of Philadelphia and will provide updates as they become available.”

A local Philadelphia News Station ABC6 reports:

“Action News is being told 8 to 10 cars derailed. Approximately 200 people were on board when the train derailed around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.”