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Washington City Paper
How Metro Spun the January Smoke DeathOn Jan. 12, Metro faced yet another crisis. Smoke flooding a stopped train on t
How Metro Spun the January Smoke Death
Washington City Paper / Posted 9 days ago
On Jan. 12, Metro faced yet another crisis. Smoke flooding a stopped train on the Green Line had left one passenger dead and dozens of others in the hospital. So the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Agency did what any other huge institution does... Read more
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Washington Post
Washington revs up plans for Pope Francis’ historic September visitPope Francis delivers his message on the occasion of an audience with participa
Washington revs up plans for Pope Francis’ historic September visit
Washington Post / Posted 10 days ago
Pope Francis delivers his message on the occasion of an audience with participants of Rome's diocese convention in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, June 14, 2015. (Gregorio Borgia/AP) As Pope Francis prepares for his historic visit to the... Read more
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Washington Post
Washington revs up plans for Pope Francis’ historic visitPope Francis delivers his message on the occasion of an audience with participa
Washington revs up plans for Pope Francis’ historic visit
Washington Post / Posted 10 days ago
Pope Francis delivers his message on the occasion of an audience with participants of Rome's diocese convention in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, June 14, 2015. (Gregorio Borgia/AP) As Pope Francis prepares for his historic visit to the... Read more
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Washington Post
Metro speed restrictions in effect on curves, other portions of trackRiders should expect additional delays this week in some portions of the system
Metro speed restrictions in effect on curves, other portions of track
Washington Post / Posted 11 days ago
Riders should expect additional delays this week in some portions of the system. Metro trains are running slower while inspections of the system take place. (Robert Thomson/The Washington Post) If it’s seemed like your Metro train has been going... Read more
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Washington Post
Metro plans Sept. 20 opening of problem-plagued Silver Spring Transit CenterMetro has set a Sept. 20 opening date for the problem-plagued Paul S. Sarbanes
Metro plans Sept. 20 opening of problem-plagued Silver Spring Transit Center
Washington Post / Posted 15 days ago
Metro has set a Sept. 20 opening date for the problem-plagued Paul S. Sarbanes Silver Spring Transit Center that is millions over budget and years behind schedule. (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post) After years of delays and millions in cost... Read more
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Washington Post
Metro’s failure to quickly fix major track flaw just the latest flubMetro’s admission this week that it failed to promptly fix a major track defect
Metro’s failure to quickly fix major track flaw just the latest flub
Washington Post / Posted 22 days ago
Metro’s admission this week that it failed to promptly fix a major track defect for more than a month after it was detected is the latest example since January of the transit agency’s mishandling repairs of a known safety risk. After a fatal smoke... Read more
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Washington Post
What’s up with the new Bethesda Metro station escalator?At 10 stories tall and 376 steps, the new escalator at the Bethesda Metro stati
What’s up with the new Bethesda Metro station escalator?
Washington Post / Posted 24 days ago
At 10 stories tall and 376 steps, the new escalator at the Bethesda Metro station stretches eight to 10 times the length of the average shopping mall or airport escalator. Its hundreds of moving parts support a daily ridership of more than 10,000... Read more
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Washington Post
Metro offer refunds after two days of service breakdownsCommuters wait for shuttle buses at the Federal Center SW Metro station after s
Metro offer refunds after two days of service breakdowns
Washington Post / Posted 28 days ago
Commuters wait for shuttle buses at the Federal Center SW Metro station after service was suspended after a train derailed Thursday in Washington. (Amanda Voisard/For The Washington Post) Metro tried to appease frustrated and angry customers on... Read more
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Washington City Paper
Metro To Reimburse Today’s Riders for Week’s Problems"We absolutely understand the frustration among our Blue, Orange and Silver lin
Metro To Reimburse Today’s Riders for Week’s Problems
Washington City Paper / Posted 28 days ago
"We absolutely understand the frustration among our Blue, Orange and Silver line customers," Metro Interim General Manager Jack Requa says in a statement. “Given the significant service disruptions that inconvenienced riders over multiple commutes... Read more
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Washington Post
Man arrested after witnesses report armed standoff outside Metro stationPolice responding to reports of an armed stand-off outside the Potomac Avenue M
Man arrested after witnesses report armed standoff outside Metro station
Washington Post / Posted 28 days ago
Police responding to reports of an armed stand-off outside the Potomac Avenue Metro Station Thursday afternoon arrested one Maryland man aboard a train who had a loaded handgun, according to a D.C. police report. Isaiah Xavier Pollard, 18, of... Read more
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Washington Post
Metro train removed from tunnel but cause of derailment not yet knownCommuters were forced to get off the train at McPherson Square Metro stop durin
Metro train removed from tunnel but cause of derailment not yet known
Washington Post / Posted 29 days ago
Commuters were forced to get off the train at McPherson Square Metro stop during severe service interruptions after a train derailed Thursday morning. (Photo by Astrid Riecken For The Washington Post) Metro crews were able to remove the final four... Read more
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Washington Post
Metro officials say cause of derailment is still under investigationThe country’s second-largest rail system had been open for barely 20 minutes Th
Metro officials say cause of derailment is still under investigation
Washington Post / Posted 29 days ago
The country’s second-largest rail system had been open for barely 20 minutes Thursday morning when Metro experienced yet another breakdown in a seemingly endless series of breakdowns. This time, a train preparing to begin service at the Smithsonian... Read more
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Washington City Paper
Service Partially Restored on Blue, Orange, and Silver LinesIf you made it into work this morning, you might be somewhat relieved to know t
Service Partially Restored on Blue, Orange, and Silver Lines
Washington City Paper / Posted 29 days ago
If you made it into work this morning, you might be somewhat relieved to know that Metro has partially restored service on the Blue, Orange, and Silver lines between the McPherson Square and Federal Center SW stations this afternoon. Thousands of... Read more
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Washington Post
Metro restores service on disabled lines, but only single-trackingAfter nine hours of suspended service, Metro finally has its trains running aga
Metro restores service on disabled lines, but only single-tracking
Washington Post / Posted 29 days ago
After nine hours of suspended service, Metro finally has its trains running again along its Orange, Blue and Silver lines through downtown Washington on Thursday afternoon — but only one set of tracks. The country’s second-largest rail system had... Read more
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Washington Post
Here’s what may have caused a Metro train to derail in downtown D.C.Metro said Thursday morning’s derailment of a train may have been caused by a p
Here’s what may have caused a Metro train to derail in downtown D.C.
Washington Post / Posted 29 days ago
Metro said Thursday morning’s derailment of a train may have been caused by a problem at an interlocking — an area of track where trains move from one track to another– between the Federal Triangle and Smithsonian stations. Officials stressed that... Read more
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