DC has some of the shortest train wait times, BUT…
Once the Blue Line 12-minute wait times are in place, Blue won't be just the worst line in DC -- it will have some of the worst service of any metro line in the entire United States.
Silver gains seconds, Blue loses minutes
Blue Line service is being cut to make space for the new Silver Line. But the costs outweight the benefits -- lost time for blue line riders from cuts is between 5 and 11 times greater than benefits gained by Silver Line riders.
Think commuting is bad now?
With a 12-minute wait for a train, what happen when a Blue Line train breaks down (or is too crowded to board)? Metro has no stated plan -- so prepare for 24 minute wait times, or more.