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From WMATA:

“WMATA filed suit in U.S. District Court today to allow the Authority to implement an anti-fatigue policy designed to prevent bus and train operators, and other safety-critical employees from working seven-consecutive days.

Following a comprehensive fatigue management study in 2013, Metro created the first Fatigue Risk Management Policy in the transit industry for Metro employees in safety-critical positions, including train and bus operators. The policy provides that no employee perform work on more than six-consecutive days, and that any employee working six-consecutive days receive at least 24-hours off duty before returning to work. (more…)

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From WMATA:

“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of February 24-26 with service adjustments on four of six lines. Trains will operate as follows:

Yellow and Green line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals
Red Line trains will operate regular weekend, daytime intervals; trains every 20-30 minutes after 8 p.m.
SafeTrack Surge 12 through Tuesday, February 28: No Blue Line train service. See below for additional service details
Orange and Silver line trains operate every 18 minutes with Silver Line trains between Wiehle-Reston East and Largo Town Center (more…)

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From WMATA:

“Red Line: Single tracking btwn NoMa & Judiciary Sq due to overnight derailed work car. Expect crowding & delays. Consider alternates.”

“MARC & VRE customers: Due to Red Line delays, expect crowding at Union Sta. Consider entering Metro at New Carrollton, L’Enfant Pl, etc.”

Also:

“US Park Police reports the northbound travel lanes on Rock Creek Pkwy (underpass) at K Street NW are blocked due to disabled truck. Updates will follow.”

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Quintina writes:

“Any word on police patrolling metro w/weapons in hand? Just passed one in the Dupont station. rifle. Safely pointed at the ground while walking but still. Was thinking potential threat alert or something of that nature?”

Anyone see patrols at other stations? Has anyone ever seen a patrol with rifles before?

Reminder from WMATA:

“From February 11 through February 28, 2017, SafeTrack Surge #12 will result in an around-the-clock shutdown of the tracks between Rosslyn and Pentagon stations.

Highlights:

Blue Line trains will be replaced by Yellow Rush+ service running at all times between Franconia-Springfield and Greenbelt
No trains will run between Rosslyn and Pentagon
Arlington Cemetery Station will be closed

On weekdays:

No Blue Line trains will be in service
In Virginia, use Yellow Rush+ and transfer at L’Enfant Plaza to continue your trip.
In Maryland, use Silver Line instead.

Yellow Rush+ trains will run all day between Franconia-Springfield & Greenbelt
Arlington Cemetery Station will be closed (free shuttle buses will run between Pentagon & Arlington Cemetery)”

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From WMATA:

“Metro Transit Police daily blotter reports show the time and location of arrests, reports and citations for a specified 24-hour period. Generally, reports are published every weekday, except holidays. Please note that blotter reports are not a comprehensive list of every police event, and information is based on initial reports made to MTPD. Follow-up investigations may reveal different or additional information. As a result, the classification of crimes may change as investigations are advanced. Please refer to crime statistics for official information. Incidents that occur aboard trains are reported from the nearest rail station.”

You can see yesterday’s here.

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From WMATA:

“Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld today announced that retirement of the system’s least-reliable rail cars – the 4000-series – will begin next week.

The 4000-series rail cars are by far Metro’s least reliable, traveling an average of only 27,259 miles between delays. By contrast, the best performing cars, the 6000-series, are nearly four times more reliable, traveling more than 103,000 miles between delays. (more…)

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From WMATA:

“Metro is reminding weekend riders of a major track work project that will affect service on the Orange, Blue and Silver lines this weekend. Free shuttle buses will replace all trains between Foggy Bottom and Eastern Market stations on Saturday, February 4, and Sunday, February 5. As a result, six stations will be closed: Farragut West, McPherson Square, Federal Triangle, Smithsonian, Federal Center SW and Capitol South.

In addition, the lower level platforms will be closed at Metro Center and L’Enfant Plaza. (Metro Center will be open for Red Line service only; L’Enfant Plaza will be open for Yellow and Green line service only.) (more…)

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From WMATA:

“Metro will resume around-the-clock SafeTrack “surge” work February 11 with an 18-day shutdown on the Blue Line between Rosslyn and Pentagon stations. Today, in the interest of minimizing customer impact, Metro is announcing a change to the way trains will operate during the surge.

From February 11 through February 28, Blue Line trains will not operate at any time. Instead, Yellow Line Rush+ trains will run all day between Franconia-Springfield and Greenbelt. (more…)

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From WMATA:

“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of January 27-29, 2017 with service adjustments on all six lines. Trains will operate as follows:

Buses replace Orange and Blue line trains between McPherson Square & Rosslyn, see below for details
Yellow and Green line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals
Red Line trains will operate every 9-18 minutes
Silver Line trains will operate every 15 minutes between Wiehle-Reston East and Ballston only

Red Line
Trains every 9-18 minutes | 10:00PM Friday until closing Sunday

Single tracking between Medical Center & Grosvenor to allow for joint elimination, grout pad rehabilitation, leak mitigation and rail, fastener & stud renewal.

Red Line trains will operate:

Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: every 18 minutes.
Between Farragut North & Silver Spring: every 9-10 minutes between 9:00AM-9:00PM

Orange Line
Buses replace trains between Rosslyn & McPherson Square | 7:00AM Saturday until closing Sunday

Orange Line trains will operate in two segments:

Between Vienna & Rosslyn every 15 minutes
Between McPherson Square & New Carrollton every 15 minutes

Foggy Bottom and Farragut West stations will be closed. (more…)