Posts Tagged ‘Red Line’

The Needle: Guinea Pig Recipe

 
Keeping It Real: José Andrés says he will consider putting a guinea pig dish—a traditional Peruvian delicacy—on the menu of his new Peruvian-Chinese restaurant, China Chilcano, set to open in Penn Quarter this fall. As long as it's not a small plate (well, a plate not much smaller than a guinea pig, anyway), could be interesting. +2
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WMATA Puts Green Light on Red Line Service

Good news for those hoping to get an early start to their Labor Day weekends: normal service on Metro's Red Line is now back up and running.
It's a quick turnaround for the line, which was damaged in an overnight derailment. According to a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority press release, two sets of wheels on a [...]

Metro Derailment Closes Some Red Line Stations

Metro's Red Line will be closed between the Fort Totten and NoMa-Gallaudet stations Friday until further notice due to the overnight derailment of a nonpassenger train.
There will be be limited shuttle bus service between the Fort Totten, Brookland, Rhode Island Avenue, and NoMa-Gallaudet stations, but passengers should expect significant delays to their commutes, according to [...]

Metro: Red Line Stations Could Close for Six Weeks, But Decision Still Pending

There is a chance that a portion of Metro's Red Line—specifically the Friendship Heights and Medical Center stations—could completely shutter for up to six weeks for repairs, but a Metro spokeswoman said Friday afternoon the agency is not close to making any decisions.
Water is coming inside the stations from outside, and fixing the problem will [...]

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Red Line, May 23rd.  © 2013 Matt Dunn

Screwed by the Red Line Meltdown? Do This.

Today's power loss on the Red Line temporarily left 1,000 people with no way to exit trains and many more with no way to get to work. Fortunately, if you were stuck in the system during the delays, there's a way to get a refund.
Metro spokesman Dan Stessel writes in an email that customers affected [...]

The Needle: Clear Of The Opening Doors Edition

Please Stand Clear Of The Opening Doors: Riders on a Red Line train this morning were treated to a fun new trick: Doors that opened while the train was still moving. Passengers were taken off the train, and the cars were taken out of commission while WMATA tries to figure out what happened. Really makes [...]

Metro Sort Of Admits Fault In Fatal 2009 Red Line Crash

The Examiner reports:
The transit agency and the companies have already settled seven of the nine death cases, plus several injury cases, according to the victims' lead attorney Patrick Regan.
And Metro, Alstom Signaling, Ansaldo STS USA and ARINC filed documents in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Monday telling the court that they [...]

Red Line To Be Terrible Forever

At least Metrorail is admitting it. The Examiner reports that it will be at least three years before major repair work on the Red Line is complete, and that won't even be the end of delays and single tracking. Metro officials explain:
Much of the problem is that Metro has a big backlog of maintenance. The [...]

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: Red Line Crash Kills 9 Near Fort Totten

On June 22, 2009, the deadliest crash in Metrorail's history occurred when two Red Line trains collided near the Fort Totten station, killing nine people and injuring dozens more.
The accident, and a subsequent National Transportation Safety Board investigation, offered a harsh assessment of Metro’s lax safety maintenance. That Monday just before 5 p.m., at the [...]

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© 2011 Michael W. Hicks

The Needle: No Bombs Edition

Why Does Everybody Have a Bomb?: Rush hour is bad, but it's not quite bad enough that the appropriate response is to threaten to blow things up. A woman riding the Red Line this morning, however, apparently thought differently; authorities closed the system from Grosvenor to Shady Grove for two hours after she declared she [...]

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 Masturbator Spotted—Again

Life for Metrorail customers seems be getting quite savage these days. If the cell phone snatchings and in-car fighting wasn't bad enough, the subway seems to be in the throes of a public masturbation boom.
The most recent complaint about this issue comes, via Hollaback DC, from a woman who was catching the Red Line from [...]

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