@ohljazz tweet us this gem:

“@PoPville Here’s some truly local #jazz: DC artist @aaronmyers sings about the DC #Metro: http://wp.me/p22RqD-md . #dcjazz #StandRight”

“Aaron Myers, vocals
Oren Levine, words, music, and piano
Percy White, bass
Wes Crawford, drums”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user L. Shanley

From WMATA:

“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of March 27-29 with service adjustments on two of six rail lines.

This weekend, Red, Orange, Silver and Green line trains will operate at regular intervals. Blue and Yellow line trains will operate every 18 minutes.

Metro is gearing up for the busy Cherry Blossom season, a time when weekday ridership increases 15 percent and weekend ridership can nearly double.

Sat. Apr. 4 & Sun. Apr 5: No weekend trackwork. Regular service on all lines.
Sat. Apr. 11 & Sun. Apr 12: No weekend trackwork. Regular service on all lines. Metrorail will open two hours early (at 5 a.m.) for the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run.”

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We knew the future of metro was coming soon! Now we know when – April 14th!

From WMATA:

“The date is set, Metro customers, and your new ride will soon be here.

Metro has announced that the system’s first 7000-series train will enter passenger service Tuesday, April 14, on the Blue Line.

The introduction of the first new train will be the most significant milestone to date for a project that has spanned nearly five years from approval and funding, through design and engineering, to testing and certification.

The first train in regular passenger service with eight 7000 series cars will depart from Franconia-Springfield shortly after 7 a.m. on April 14. The Blue Line serves five of Metro’s six jurisdictions: Fairfax County, the City of Alexandria, Arlington County, the District of Columbia and Prince George’s County. (more…)

From WMATA:

“Metro today unveiled new safety preparedness videos to show riders what they should do in the event of an emergency involving smoke or fire on a train or in a station.

The 60-second videos, available in English and Spanish, will be aired on local television stations as Public Service Announcements. In addition, Metro has purchased paid advertising time to maximize awareness. The ads will begin airing next week.

“We encourage all of our customers to take a moment to review the new video,” said Metro Interim General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Jack Requa. “We will continue to take steps to improve safety and emergency preparedness for our riders in the weeks and months ahead.”

The English-version video features Metro Transit Police Detective Erin Cooper. In the wake of the January 12 incident, customers indicated that they wanted additional information about what to do in an emergency and that they trust Metro Transit Police to deliver that message.

The three-minute version, intended for online presentation on wmata.com and social media, features an introduction from MTPD Chief Ron Pavlik and Prince George’s County Fire & Rescue Chief Marc Bashoor. Chief Bashoor also serves as the Chair of the Council of Governments Fire Chiefs Committee.”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user nevermindtheend

From WMATA:

“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of March 20-22 with service adjustments on four of six rail lines.

This weekend, Red and Green line trains will operate at regular intervals. Orange, Silver, Blue and Yellow line trains will operate every 18 minutes.

Work Performed: Rail replacement, joint elimination, tie and insulator renewal for a safer, more comfortable ride. To support this work, Blue Line trains will share one track between Braddock Road and Reagan National Airport.

Silver and Orange Line trains will operate every 18 minutes throughout the weekend to coordinate with rebuilding on other lines.”

@MetroTransitPD tweets:

“At 12:29pm, adult female struck by train at Greenbelt. Appears intentional. Currently a rescue operation. Station is closed for response.:

@Metrorailinfo tweets:

“Six shuttle buses currently in service btwn Greenbelt & College Park to aid connections around closed Greenbelt Station. 1:31p #wmata”

Update:

“Green Line: Greenbelt Station has reopened. Expect minor residual delays following earlier person struck by train.”