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by JDC
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: DC - Maryland - Virginia Area Passenger Rail: MTA(MARC), VRE, WMATA(Metro)
Topic: Potomac Yard Metrorail station
Replies: 42
Views: 20113

Re: Potomac Yard Metrorail station

With Metro now running south of National Airport, I can report that very preliminary site preparation is now underway. They have set up construction barriers on the land just to the north of the townhouses on the east of Metro's tracks and every day that site becomes more permanent. I think port-o-p...
by JDC
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: DC - Maryland - Virginia Area Passenger Rail: MTA(MARC), VRE, WMATA(Metro)
Topic: Silver Line Dulles WMATA Metrorail progress/pictures
Replies: 1639
Views: 422831

Re: Silver Line Dulles WMATA Metrorail progress/pictures

Metro's board just heard a presentation about 8 issues that are almost certainly pushing back the opening of the line past July 2020. The report details 8 issues that must be addressed before Metro will accept the project. https://wamu.org/story/19/09/12/here-are-the-8-silver-line-problems-that-must...
by JDC
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: DC - Maryland - Virginia Area Passenger Rail: MTA(MARC), VRE, WMATA(Metro)
Topic: WMATA Summer 2019 BL/YL Virginia platform project
Replies: 85
Views: 7608

Re: WMATA Summer 2019 BL/YL Virginia platform project

I was back at Eisenhower Avenue station this morning. The new platform tile is noticeably better: it has a really good grip and I look forward to the first rainy day without worrying about slipping. The platform edges look very nice with their new granite blocks, but I am surprised that the flashing...
by JDC
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: DC - Maryland - Virginia Area Passenger Rail: MTA(MARC), VRE, WMATA(Metro)
Topic: WMATA Summer 2019 BL/YL Virginia platform project
Replies: 85
Views: 7608

Re: WMATA Summer 2019 BL/YL Virginia platform project

I have wondered about that, too. There is certainly some inconvenience to buses (capacity, waiting outside, etc), and they only work so well given the current infrastructure, but on several days my commute was quicker being able to get onto an express bus at Franconia-Springfield to Pentagon.
by JDC
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: DC - Maryland - Virginia Area Passenger Rail: MTA(MARC), VRE, WMATA(Metro)
Topic: WMATA: Best time / line to catch non 7000 series trains
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: WMATA: Best time / line to catch non 7000 series trains

I've seen a fair number of 2k/3ks on the Yellow line this summer, but I think that was due to the just-completed Platform Improvement Project which ended service at National Airport for B/Y lines. Otherwise, I see almost exclusively 7k series on Yellow and Green during rush hours (which is when I ri...
by JDC
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: DC - Maryland - Virginia Area Passenger Rail: MTA(MARC), VRE, WMATA(Metro)
Topic: Silver Line Dulles WMATA Metrorail progress/pictures
Replies: 1639
Views: 422831

Re: Silver Line Dulles WMATA Metrorail progress/pictures

I just noticed today that the standalone website http://silverlinemetro.com is gone and it automatically redirects to a WMATA page with all of the stations listed. I guess they've taken the page down and will refurbish it for Phase 2 opening?
by JDC
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: DC - Maryland - Virginia Area Passenger Rail: MTA(MARC), VRE, WMATA(Metro)
Topic: WMATA Summer 2019 BL/YL Virginia platform project
Replies: 85
Views: 7608

Re: WMATA Summer 2019 BL/YL Virginia platform project

Metro's ongoing blogging of the 2019 platform improvement project continues, with a post detailing the wrap-up work that remains ongoing. https://www.wmata.com/service/rail/PlatformProject/Final-installation-and-testing-underway-at-stations.cfm . That post features a nice shot of the new globe light...
by JDC
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: DC - Maryland - Virginia Area Passenger Rail: MTA(MARC), VRE, WMATA(Metro)
Topic: Potomac Yard Metrorail station
Replies: 42
Views: 20113

Re: Potomac Yard Metrorail station

Update on the progress towards the station, including fancy fly by videos https://www.bizjournals.com/washington/ ... cle_search
by JDC
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: DC - Maryland - Virginia Area Passenger Rail: MTA(MARC), VRE, WMATA(Metro)
Topic: WMATA Summer 2019 BL/YL Virginia platform project
Replies: 85
Views: 7608

Re: WMATA Summer 2019 BL/YL Virginia platform project

A fun read on the misuse of fonts by a contractor replacing the platform signs at Van Dorn as part of the PIP this summer. https://wamu.org/story/19/08/09/the-wro ... got-upset/

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