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Green Line Gets a Taste of the 7000 Series and Some Serious Weekend Track Work

by Prince Of Petworth August 21, 2015 at 2:25 pm 9 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user Ken Yu


“Metro’s fourth new 7000-series trainset will enter service Monday, August 17, on the Green Line.

Departing Greenbelt Station at 5:30 a.m. and Branch Avenue Station at 6:25 a.m., the new train will continue in service throughout morning rush hour and will be assigned to the Green Line.”


“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of August 21-23 with service adjustments on five rail lines beginning at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through system closing on Sunday.

This weekend, Yellow Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals. Green Line trains will operate every 15 minutes and Red Line trains will operate every 20 minutes.

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday through closing Sunday, buses replace Orange Line trains between Eastern Market & Cheverly and Silver & Blue line trains between Eastern Market & Benning Road. Potomac Ave, Stadium-Armory, Minnesota Ave and Deanwood stations will be closed. Trains outside the work area will operate every 15-16 minutes.”

  • Anon

    How many of these shiny new cars are actually in operation right now? I have yet to see one on the Red Line.

    • domrep

      Saw one this morning heading in the direction of Glenmont.

      • CapHillRes

        I rode a new train on the red line about two weeks ago- from RIA Ave to Union Station towards Shady Grove- so shiny and clean! Can’t wait to see more of them.

    • guest1

      there are four trains of 8 right now. they also have an additional few trains that they are testing before they are put in service. The rollout rate will slowly start to increase.

  • sproc

    Important to include that Yellow Line will run all the way to Ft. Totten. So often they say regular service, but only run the YL to Mt. Vernon Square.

    • guest1

      can anyone get an explanation of their reasoning for shortchanging the yellow line so often? and so often w/o notice?

      • sproc

        Good point. Many a weekend I’ve walked into U St or Shaw only to see that sign, and it’s a crapshoot whether it’s in the weekend work advisory or not.

    • M

      Apparently they changed their mind. Sitting in U Street now and there aren’t any yellow line train servicing the station. Utterly annoying.

  • JD

    I saw one of the new trains at the Georgia Ave station at approximately 8:30 AM Wed heading northbound to Greenbelt., while I was waiting for a southbound train. Too a look through the windows and watched it smoothly and quietly depart wishing it was heading in my direction so I could ride!


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