Saturday, April 27, 2013
Work will impact riders on every line starting at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through system closing Sunday night.
Metro will perform system rebuilding work on every line in the system for the weekend of April 26-28. On Sunday, the system will open early to accommodate runners in the Nike Women's Half Marathon. Sunday, Metro will open at 5 a.m. for the Nike Women's Half Marathon and runners can access the start line from Metro Center (Red/Blue/Orange lines), Federal Triangle (Blue/Orange lines) or Archives (Yellow/Green lines). MAP: Click on your nearest station on the map to see when the next train arrives and to learn about any alerts. The track work will result in service changes on all lines beginning at 10 p.m. Friday. According to a Metro news release: Blue & Orange lines—10 p.m. Friday, April 26, through closing Sunday, April 28 EXCEPT between 5…
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Metro will not perform scheduled weekend track work during the 2013 Cherry Blossom festival.
MAP: Click on your nearest station on the map to see when the next train arrives and to learn about any alerts. This weekend marks the end of Metro's "Break for Blossoms," in which the transit agency has paused scheduled track work to accommodate crowds attending the 2013 Cherry Blossom festival. If you are attending the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, which is from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, the best way to get there from the Vienna Metro Stations is taking the Orange Line to Federal Triangle. The other closest station to the parade route is Navy Memorial on the Yellow and Green lines. Next week, Metro will return to its weekend track work schedules, "part of a six-year, $5 billion Capital Improvement Program (CIP) that is focused…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Metro will triple the number of surveillance cameras in rail cars as part of a new security system.
Metro plans to triple the number of surveillance cameras throughout the Metrorail system—increasing the number of cameras to about 6,000—and will install them inside Metro rail cars for the first time ever, according to the Associated Press. The Vienna Metro station was recently ranked No. 3 on a top 10 list of stations with the most crime in Virginia by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. The expansion could cost an estimated $6.5 million, only some of which would come from federal grants, according to The Washington Examiner. "We have no greater responsibility than protecting the safety of our customers, visitors and employees," Metro spokesman Philip Stewart told The Washington Examiner. "To that end, we are in the …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Congressmen Gerry Connolly and Jim Moran recently introduced legislation that would study the extension of Metrorail into Centreville, Woodbridge and the Richmond Highway corridor.
Pipe dream or forward-thinking? Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-11th district) and Rep. Jim Moran (D-8th district) have introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that would authorize studying Metrorail's possible expansion beyond Vienna into Centreville and other areas of Northern Virginia. The Northern Virginia Metrorail Extension Act (H.R. 907), which is now before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, specifically cites the idea of extending the Orange line into Centreville. It also proposes studying the possibility of extending the yellow line along the Route One corridor and the blue line along the I-95 corridor to Woodbridge. “Residents in Prince William and western Fairfax County already experience some of…
Friday, March 1, 2013
From March 1 to 3, click on your nearest station on this map to see when the next train arrives and to learn about any alerts.
From 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday closing, Orange Line trains will single track between East and West Falls Church stations. It's among the Metro weekend track work March 1 to 3 that will impact the Orange, Red, Blue and Yellow Lines. There is no scheduled work on the Green Line. Buses will replace trains on portions of the Red, Blue and Yellow lines. According to a Metro news release: Orange Line Red Line Blue Line Yellow Line
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Vienna on the list of 10 most dangerous stations in WMATA security report released Monday.
The Vienna Metro station was ranked No. 3 on a top 10 list of stations with the most crime in Virginia by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Most of the crime increase on the Metro systemwide is attributable to a 30 percent increase in snatches of small electronic devices and pickpockets, according to WMATA's 2012 security report, released Monday. There were 671 pick-pocketing incidents and electronic snatchings on the Metro system overall in 2012, up from 520 incidents in 2011. Metro Transit Police Chief Michael Taborn will discuss the report Thursday during his security report to the Metro Board Safety and Security Committee. The report was released to the public Monday. The full list of the top 10 stations in Virginia …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
What you need to know about Metro from Feb. 2 to 3
Planning on catching the Metro to get around this weekend? Here’s what to expect. Super Bowl Partiers Take Note: Scheduled work this weekend on the Green and Yellow lines begins at 10 p.m. Sunday. According to a Metro news release (All work in place until system closing Sunday unless otherwise noted): Orange Line Red Line Blue Line Green/Yellow Lines (Late Sunday Night Only)
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
When is metro running? Which stations are closed? How much will it cost? Vienna Patch has you covered.
Inauguration Day 2009 set the all time ridership record for Metro at about 1.54 million trips on rail and bus combined. The rail ridership in 2009 alone was 1.12 million trips. Metro is preparing for a crowded system this year as well, spokesman Dan Stessel told Patch. WMATA estimates 600,000 to 800,000 people will use Metrorail for the 2013 inauguration events. Metro has been working with external partners like the U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Park Police and other agencies involved in inauguration activities to help alleviate some of the crowding that plagued metro during the 2009 inauguration. The transit agency is doing everything it can to communicate with riders about their best routes and about planning ahead to help reduce congestion …
Friday, January 4, 2013
From 10 p.m. Friday to closing Sunday, crews will shut down the stations for Silver Line additions.
Getting on the Metro from Vienna won't be so easy this weekend. Both of Vienna's metro stations -- Vienna and Dunn Loring -- will be closed to the public between 10 p.m. Friday and closing Sunday as crews integrate track signals for the new Silver Line extension. West Falls Church Station will also be closed for the project. According to Metro, riders will have to take shuttle buses from the affected stations to East Falls Church, where they can rejoin the Orange Line. Express shuttle buses will operate between Vienna and East Falls Church only, while local shuttle buses will operate between Vienna and East Falls Church with intermediate stops at Dunn Loring and West Falls Church stations. Passengers should allow extra time for their …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Morning entry peak ridership has increased 37.5 percent since 1995.
Ridership at the Vienna Metro station has increased by more than one-third since the mid-1990s, according to Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority data. The number of morning weekday commuters who enter the Vienna station has increased from 6,990 in 1995 to 9,614 in 2012, Greater Greater Washington reported. That’s an increase of 37.5 percent in 17 years. It’s also the third-largest increase in “AM peak entries” in the Metrorail system among stations that existed in 1995—only Shady Grove and Union Station have had higher rates of growth and Union Station is now the busiest station in the morning peak period. “The AM peak is the 'purest' ridership period for measuring commuting. The vast majority of trips at that time of day…