Warning: Massive Disrutions Likely from Metro SafeSurge: Plan and Be Considerate of Staff

Starting Saturday, a large stretch of the Blue, Orange and Silver lines from DC to Collington will be shut for 16 days.

The details are here as described in the Post:

 From Saturday through July 3, rail service will be halted from the Eastern Market station, on the Orange, Silver and Blue lines, to the Orange Line’s Minnesota Avenue station and to the Benning Road station on the Silver and Blue lines.

For people who have no choice but to use the subway, Metro will provide shuttle buses to ferry them past the Stadium-Armory and Potomac Avenue stations, which will be shuttered for 16 days. However, there will not be nearly enough buses to carry the tens of thousands of rail commuters who normally ride in that area, transit officials warned.

“They should allow well over an hour of additional travel time,” Metro spokesman Dan Stessel said of shuttle bus riders. “Expect crowding. Expect it to be hot. Expect it to be frustrating. It’s not going to be a pleasant experience.”

For most of us residents, we have alternatives.  The staff, not so much so.  So, lets be considerate and appreciative of the efforts many are having to make to get here to take care of us.  And, that’s not even to think of the traffic.

Here is the Post’s article of Prince George’s County plans.

Plans include deploying more buses to depart every 20 minutes from New Carrollton to Greenbelt, offering free service on the county’s TheBus route 15X, which connects the two stations, and placing additional buses on stand-by to support Metro’s shuttle buses. New Carrollton is the eastern endpoint of the Orange Line, while Greenbelt is the northern terminus for the Green and Yellow lines.

Thanks to Pat Johns for pointing this article need.

 

 

2 responses to “Warning: Massive Disrutions Likely from Metro SafeSurge: Plan and Be Considerate of Staff

  1. Nancy Lively

    I really appreciate this post. I hope to avoid going to Dc for a while but the info about the shuttle to Greenbelt is very helpful. The suggestion to be courteous to our stressed staff members is well taken. They are always to overwhelmingly courteous to us when we are stressed.