8 minutes between Metro trains at rush hour?! And 15 minutes during non-peak times?!

8 minutes between Metro trains at rush hour?! And 15 minutes during non-peak times?!

You may have seen articles in the media about the just released proposed WMATA budget. If not, here are a couple of links to bring you up-to-date.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dr-gridlock/wp/2016/11/01/heres-what-the-metrorail-budget-would-mean-line-by-line/

http://greatergreaterwashington.org/post/34036/metros-latest-budget-proposal-includes-huge-cuts-to-rail-and-bus-service/

http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2016/10/31/reality-check-metros-proposed-budget-will-slash.html

http://wtop.com/tracking-metro-24-7/2016/10/whats-behind-metros-fare-hike-service-cut-proposals/slide/1/

Unfortunately, the proposed budget, if passed, means very long gaps between trains at White Flint.  During peak hours, trains will come every 8 minutes.  (Currently, the goal is a train at White Flint every 6 minutes during rush hour.)  During non-peak hours, trains would come every 15 minutes.  (Currently, the non-peak goal is a train every  6 to 18  minutes depending on the time of day.)

Stay tuned for more information on this issue as well as ways you can provide your opinion to WMATA on these service cuts.

Amy Ginsburg

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One comment

Brent

8 minutes between trains is reasonable if – and this is a BIG IF – if the trains actually ran on time. Which they currently don’t.

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