by Tim Regan January 27, 2016 at 4:25 pm 0

S2 busMetrobus service will be nearly back to normal tomorrow.

Buses will operate on a “light snow plan” on Thursday, meaning that all Metrobus routes will be in service but some lines may have detours.

On 16th Street, all buses will operate on a normal daily schedule.

On U Street, the 90, 92 and 93 buses will operate normally. Depending on road conditions, the 96 bus may take a detour, as might the X3 bus.

Information on which lines might be taking detours is available on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s website. (more…)

by Andrew Ramonas January 26, 2016 at 4:25 pm 0

S2 bus travels past snow on 16th Street NW

Metrobus service is slated to get closer to normal tomorrow. But buses still won’t run on some routes.

Only buses on “moderate snow routes” will operate Wednesday.

On 16th Street, only the S4 buses will have normal service. The S2 and s9 buses will take detours, and the S1 bus won’t run.

For U Street, the 90, 92 and 93 buses will operate normally. But the 96 buses will take a detour, and the X3 buses won’t go out.

(more…)

by Andrew Ramonas January 25, 2016 at 4:50 pm 0

Metrobus (Photo via Twitter/WMATA)More buses are set to hit the roads tomorrow. But some routes still won’t have service.

Metrobus is restricting its service to “severe snow routes” on 16th and U streets NW, among other roads.

On 16th Street, only the S4 buses will have normal service. The S2 bus will take a detour, and the S1 and S9 buses won’t run.

For U Street, the 90, 92 and 93 buses will operate normally. But the 96 and X3 buses are out of service.

(more…)

by Tim Regan January 24, 2016 at 3:40 pm 0

Dupont Metro station escalatorsMetro today announced it will reopen its stations for limited — but free — Metrorail and Metrobus service tomorrow.

Red, Orange and Green line trains only will run between at 7 a.m. tomorrow and midnight.

Service on these lines will be limited to underground stops only, and trains will run every 20-25 minutes, Metro said.

Orange Line trains will run between Ballston and Eastern Market, Red Line trains will run between Medical Center and Union Station and Green Line trains will run between Fort Totten and Anacostia.

Buses will operate every 30 minutes on just 22 routes between 12 and 5 p.m. tomorrow. According to Metro, “many of these routes will operate on snow emergency routes only to keep vehicles off hilly terrain, narrow side streets and other problem areas.”

The following bus routes will have service throughout the day tomorrow:

  • D.C.: 32, 33, 36, 53, 70, 90, A6, A8, P12, S4, U8, X2
  • Maryland: C4, D12, K6, Q2, V4, Y2, Z8
  • Virginia: 16A, 16E, 28A

by Borderstan.com October 3, 2008 at 8:28 am 1,169 0

Union Station's main hall (photo by Luis Gomez Photos).

Union Station’s main hall (photo from Luis Gomez Photos).

Shops at Union Station (photo by Luis Gomez Photos).

Shops at Union Station (photo by Luis Gomez Photos).

I lived in Washington from 1981 to 1983 and my memories of Union Station are mostly non-existent — except that it was a nasty pit of a once-beautiful public building. At the time I lived on Capitol Hill and I would take the Red Line Metro from there. When I returned in late 1992, things were improving.

This weekend, you can head over to Union Station and join the festivities marking its 100th birthday. From DDOT:

 

Amtrak, joined by the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), Union Station Redevelopment Corporation and Ashkenazy Acquisitions, is hosting the Washington Union Station Centennial Celebration on October 4, from 10 am to 4 pm and October 5, from noon to 4 pm. The event will honor this landmark train station’s role in shaping the District over the last century while celebrating the 20-year anniversary of its historic redevelopment in 1988. The Centennial Celebration includes an open house featuring an expansive display of historic locomotives, private rail cars and current Amtrak equipment, as well as memorabilia exhibits and drawings for free Amtrak trips.

Read entire article.

Washington Union Station Centennial Celebration Details

  • Where: Washington Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
  • When: Saturday, October 4, 10 am to 4 p.m. and Sunday, October 5, noon to 4 p.m
  • What: Historic train equipment, including vintage locomotives, coaches and private cars; temporary Amtrak cars-including sleepers and food service cars-and commuter rail equipment; railroad-related merchandise and souvenirs; operating model train layout; and raffle prizes.
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