Metro seeks feedback on alternatives to increase service on the Red Line between Grosvenor-Strathmore and Shady Grove stations. This is your chance to tell Metro to end the Grosvenor Turnback, and it’s really important that you take Metro’s survey by May 21st.
Currently during weekday rush hours, Red Line trains operate every 8 minutes between Shady Grove and Glenmont, with additional trains between Grosvenor-Strathmore and Silver Spring providing service every four minutes between these stations.
Metro is considering the elimination of trains that “turn back” at Grosvenor during rush hours and extend all Red Line train service to Shady Grove instead. This would provide additional service to White Flint, Twinbrook, Rockville and Shady Grove stations. Metro wants customers to provide feedback on three alternatives under consideration.
Option A: Full elimination of the Grosvenor “turn back.” All Red Line trains that currently turn back at Grosvenor-Strathmore would extend service to Shady Grove. Trains would operate every 4 minutes between Grosvenor-Strathmore and Shady Grove.
Option B: Partial elimination of the Grosvenor “turn back.” Half of Red Line trains that currently turn back at Grosvenor-Strathmore would extend service to Shady Grove. Trains would operate on average every 5 minutes between Grosvenor-Strathmore and Shady Grove.
Option C: No change. Red Line trains would continue to operate every 8 minutes between Grosvenor-Strathmore and Shady Grove.
Give metro your opinion by 5 p.m. on Monday, May 21, 2018 by completing an online survey. The survey takes a minute or two, but it’s very important that Metro hears from many, many folks that it’s time to turn back the Grosvenor turnback.
Additional information can also be found at wmata.com/redline.