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Metro Suspends Blue Line Service: Chaos Ensues

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This morning, while attempting to address track problems, Metro suspended all Blue Line train service into DC. At Save the Blue Line, we’ve said repeatedly that 12-minute wait times for the Blue Line lead to overcrowding and dangerous situations on

Posted in Overcrowding, Transfers, Wait times

How DC Metro can save riders thousands of hours per year

Previously, we’ve outlined how Metro cuts will cost the average Blue Line rider 15 hours per year waiting for trains. But what are the alternatives? Turns out it’s possible to: Work within the limited capacity in the Rosslyn tunnel Make

Posted in Data, Wait times

Metro’s Blue Line plan among the longest wait times nationwide

We all know that the wait times for DC blue line service is bad compared to the rest of the lines in DC and that it is getting worse.  But how does it compare to that seen at other subway

Posted in Data, Wait times

Trains per hour vs. minutes per train

Metro is starting to seriously push the Silver Line rollout.  When doing so, they like to tout the number of riders who are helped and hurt by various changes.  But it is not just the number of riders on each

Posted in Data, Wait times