D.C. MetroRail OPEN Thursday, But Patients, Staff Should Expect Delays – Allow Extra Time

Washington, D.C. Metro Transit Authority announced that MetroRail will be OPEN on Thurs. March 17, BUT there will still be single tracking in spots and bus bridges in between some stations especially in the center of the city along the Orange/Blue/Silver Lines where there are hot spots, according to Metro officials. Some stations could be closed and will offer bus bridges between stations or may single track.

March 16, 2016

 

Washington, D.C. Metro Transit Authority announced that MetroRail will be OPEN on Thurs. March 17, BUT there will still be single tracking in spots and bus bridges in between some stations especially in the center of the city along the Orange/Blue/Silver Lines where there are hot spots, according to Metro officials. Some stations could be closed and will offer bus bridges between stations or may single track. Allow extra time.

  • Stations are scheduled to be open at their normal times, 5 a.m.
  • Patients/Team Members who use MetroRail should allow plenty of extra time given the still unpredictable nature of certain stretches of the rail line.
  • Staff should park in your normal assigned locations on Thursday. If you opt to drive to campus, there will be no free parking on Thursday. Normal business operations are back in effect on campus.
  • Also allow extra time even if you drive for appointments to campus or to work – it may be that many Metro riders will still opt to drive or take taxis/UBER on Thursday so be advised.

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