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Metro bus, Rail and Paratransit Services Continue Operating on Regular Weekend Schedule
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Metro bus, Rail and Paratransit Services Continue Operating on Regular Weekend Schedule

According to WMATA: Metrorail ridership so far today is down about 40%. As of 3pm, 79,923 riders vs. 136,062 at 3pm last Saturday
 

Metro's Operations Control Center continues to closely monitor the track of Hurricane Irene as the storm moves northward.

Based on current National Weather Service forecasts, Metro bus, rail and paratransit services are expected to continue operating on a regular weekend schedule Saturday.  There are currently no planned service changes as a result of weather, and there are no reported delays or detours as of 2:15 p.m.

Metro is actively monitoring conditions and receiving updates from the National Weather Service. Should any service changes become necessary, Metro will advise customers at wmata.com, on Twitter @wmata, via broadcast traffic services and email alerts.

Customers should take note of the following travel advice: Weather-related delays are possible this weekend. If you must travel, please allow additional time to complete your trip.

  • Check wmata.com for service updates before starting any trip. Metrorail customers may also sign up for Metro alerts via email, tune to broadcast traffic reports or follow Metro on Twitter @wmata for the latest service information.
  • Please report any unsafe conditions to the nearest Metro employee.
  • Use caution on wet surfaces, including platforms and escalators.
  • Stand back from platform edges and curbs – especially given the potential for high winds during the storm.
  • Do not open umbrellas within the Metrorail system (e.g. on outdoor platforms). High winds can blow them on the tracks.
  • Metrobuses and MetroAccess vehicles will detour around downed trees and flooded streets, as necessary. Please allow additional travel time. Bus customers should note that NextBus results may be unreliable due to the system’s inability to reflect extreme road conditions.
  • MetroAccess customers are encouraged to cancel reservations for any non-essential travel.

As a reminder, Metro service plans on Sunday have been revised due to the postponement of the MLK Memorial Dedication. The system will open at its regular time (7 a.m.).

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