The Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) Board took final action today to extend continuous Red Line service to Shady Grove. This service improvement will begin in December 2018.
With the changes approved Thursday by Metro’s board of directors, service to the Shady Grove, Rockville, Twinbrook and White Flint stations will increase to 15 trains per hour. Eliminating the Grosvenor-Turnback will halve the rush hour wait times for riders north of Grosvenor.
“For ten years, Montgomery County has made it a priority to eliminate the Grosvenor turnbacks,” said Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett. “I am gratified that the Metrorail board has acted to provide continuous service on all trains for riders to White Flint, Twinbrook, Rockville and Shady Grove. We are grateful to WMATA board members Michael Goldman and Kathy Porter as well as Montgomery County Department of Transportation staff for their hard work in this regard.”
Currently, about half of the trains traveling to White Flint, Twinbrook, Rockville and Shady Grove turn back at Grosvenor.
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