Metro, MARC, MTA, and VRE coronavirus response

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Re: Metro, MARC, MTA, and VRE coronavirus response

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This is getting frustrating actually. Speaking as a Van Dorn user, all the local bus routes terminate there. By eliminating service, WMATA has forced everyone who has to commute (and there are a lot of essential employees who live in our area) to get a ride-share or take the DASH bus to King Street Station. Much more risk of infection by stuffing every commuter on one AT8 bus (or FFX 321/322 or 231/232 to Franconia-Springfield) than it would be to just have people board normally.

EDIT: and my usual commuting station is Morgan Boulevard! Extremely glad I have a car now.

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Re: Metro, MARC, MTA, and VRE coronavirus response

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If this is an example of boardings, then Fridays boarding might not be much more then 44 years ago to the day.
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Re: Metro, MARC, MTA, and VRE coronavirus response

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For this weekend (March 28-29), Metro is running trains only once every 30 minutes (and on the bus side, only 26 routes are running). https://www.wmata.com/about/news/Weeken ... 8-3-29.cfm
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WMATA Coronavirus Status

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https://www.wmata.com/service/status/de ... in-content

Week ahead: Sharply reduced Metro service for essential travel only; trains, buses will operate on same schedule as last week
For the upcoming week (Monday-Friday), Metro will use the same service plan as last week, which provides connectivity throughout the region for essential trips, but with sharply reduced train and bus frequencies. Metrorail ridership is now less than a tenth of its normal level, and bus ridership has been reduced by up to 75 percent.

Metro continues to urge the public to travel if absolutely necessary during the COVID-19 public health emergency to ensure that limited transit capacity is available for those who need it most and to allow for safe social distancing.

Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 3, 2020

Metrorail

Open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Trains every 15 minutes on Red Line, every 20 minutes on all others
19 stations are closed until further notice. Trains will pass these stations without stopping; no alternate service.
Next stop, Willoughby
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Re: Metro, MARC, MTA, and VRE coronavirus response

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Metro to further reduce service hours starting Monday: Rail to close at 9 p.m. nightly, Bus service ends at 11 p.m.
WMATA Press release 04 03 2020

Service hours reduced to 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM weekdays, 8:00 AM to 9:00 Saturday and Sunday.
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MTA Maryland Coronavirus adjustments

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A bit of an update on the MD side of things. Main info here

In summary:
  • Bus: All Express routes shut down, two bus routes to schools also shuttered.
  • Light Rail: Saturday service on weekdays.
  • Commuter Bus: "S" schedule.
  • MARC Penn Line: "R" schedule with additional trains: 403, 502 (all stop), 435, 452.
  • MARC Brunswick Line: "R" schedule with tweaks: 872 runs all stops from Martinsburgh, 875 goes to Martinsburg, 877 runs regular schedule.
"The last and final stop is BALTIMORE PENN STATION." I can has MARC V?

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