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Update 6:25pm:

“Red Line Delay: Trains are single tracking between Van Ness & Friendship Heights due to a track problem outside Van Ness. Expect delays in both directions.”

UPDATE 6:08pm from Alert DC:

“FEMS reports the fire activity has cleared. WMATA reports trains are no longer single tracking, and normal operation has resumed. Residual delays continue in both directions.” Read More

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Thanks to all who messaged us the sad news. From DC Fire and EMS:

“Update technical rescue Farragut West Metro Station. #DCsBravest have unified command with @wmata & @MetroTransitPD. We are working to determine if this is a rescue or recovery operation of individual struck by train.”

Update: “Update technical rescue Farragut West Metro station. #DCsBravest working beneath the train have confirmed this is a recovery rather than a rescue. Scene will be turned over to @MetroTransitPD and @wmata.”

From Alert DC: Read More

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Pablo Raw

From WMATA:

“Metro and the nation’s leading wireless carriers – AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless – today announced wireless service is now available on the entire length of the Green Line and most of the Yellow Line, following activation of the tunnel segments between Gallery Place and Branch Avenue stations.

To date, 80 of Metro’s 100 miles of tunnel track have cellular and data service available for riders to talk, text and stream. With today’s announcement, three Metro lines have complete wireless coverage: Green, Orange and Blue. The three remaining segments – the Red Line from Dupont Circle north to White Flint, the Yellow line from L’Enfant Plaza to the Potomac River portal along with the one-mile Silver Line tunnel in Tysons – are expected to be completed by June 2020. Read More

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From WMATA:

“Metro riders can now get to where they need to go even easier thanks to Apple Maps adding support for real-time transit information in Washington DC this week. Customers using Apple Maps will now see detailed transit schedules, live departure and arrival times, the current location of a Metro train or bus, and system connections to help plan their journey. Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

Yesterday I was exiting the Ft Totten station when I noticed that the guy in front of me had a rather unusual hoodie on. It had a “D***suckers Hall of Fame” written on top and explicit pictures of what I guess were memorable performances. I brought this to the station manager’s attention and he simply said “welcome to America” and told me to mind my own business. I wa running late to a dentist appointment and the guy was lurking nearby so I didn’t want to get into whether or pornography is protected speech in metro, but is it?”

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