Posts Tagged ‘Blue Line’

The Needle: Doing Fine in Zone 9 Edition

Blue Line Blues: Everyone who rides Metro daily probably thinks the line they take is the worst one in the system. But unless they ride the Blue line, they're wrong. A new Metro study finds the worst on-time performance is on the Blue line, where 12.8 percent of trains were delayed. Best performance? The Orange [...]

The Needle: Friday the 13th Edition

You Line, I Line, We All Scream For Uline: Years ago, the Uline Arena was the place the Beatles chose for their first U.S. concert; these days, it's an empty husk of a building that's barely visible except from passing Metro trains. It might soon be a music museum, though. Architects at HKS are convening [...]

Today in D.C. History: Metro Red Line Opens First Segment

Thirty-five years ago this week, Metro started operations on its first rail segment, the Red Line between the Rhode Island Avenue and Farragut North stations.
On Saturday, March 27, 1976, the subway opened to much fanfare, offering free rides to the more than 50,000 people who showed up to see what was considered at the time [...]

Metro Bad News Roundup: Delayed Silver Line, Hurt Workers Edition

The Metro system, once a reliable point of pride for D.C.'s boosters, has had a rough few years: Safety problems, escalator outages, and rising prices have made the subway a regular subject of local griping. At times, it can be hard to keep up with the torrent of unflattering Metro-related scoops. As a public service,Washington [...]

The Needle: Cycling With Sulaimon Edition

Adult Edu-tainment: There's finally an anchor tenant for the Southwest Waterfront development complex—Graduate School USA, the institution formerly known as the U.S. Department of Agriculture grad school. (There's also a new name for the complex—"The Wharf on the Southwest Waterfront," which makes us expect to see Elia Kazan guest-lecturing on filmmaking.) So far, the other major [...]

Metro Bad News Roundup: Stabbed Legs, Protesting Employees Edition

The Metro system, once a reliable point of pride for D.C.'s boosters, has had a rough few years: Safety problems, escalator outages, and rising prices have made the subway a regular subject of local griping. At times, it can be hard to keep up with the torrent of unflattering Metro-related scoops. As a public service,Washington [...]

Man Who Helped Save Metro Passenger on Tracks Speaks Out

City Desk just spoke to the Metro rider who helped rescue a man from the tracks in the Foggy Bottom station on the Blue Line recently, who provided a little more information on the incident (which the rider also wrote in to Unsuck DC Metro about). The passenger, who prefers not to be named, says he was [...]

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