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  • Man arrested for stabbing transgender teen on Green Line Metro train

    Man arrested for stabbing transgender teen on Green Line Metro train

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:17:28 GMT
    Metro says a 15-year-old transgender person identifying as a female was stabbed on a Green Line Metro train Wednesday afternoon.
    Metro says a 15-year-old transgender person identifying as a female was stabbed on a Green Line Metro train Wednesday afternoon.
  • Tysons Corner businesses excited for opening of new Silver Line

    Tysons Corner businesses excited for opening of new Silver Line

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:42:02 GMT
    We are just hours away from the first Metro train to roll on the Silver Line. Metro isn’t the only one counting down until this service begins at noon Saturday. When it happens, Tysons Corner Center and area businesses nearby are hoping to expand with a lot more profit.
    We are just hours away from the first Metro train to roll on the Silver Line. Metro isn’t the only one counting down until this service begins at noon Saturday. When it happens, Tysons Corner Center and area businesses nearby are hoping to expand with a lot more profit.
  • Meet the first operator of Metro's inaugural Silver Line train

    Meet the first operator of Metro's inaugural Silver Line train

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:33 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:33:35 GMT
    After nearly a decade, the wait is just about over. On Saturday, Phase 1 of the much anticipated Silver Line will start running. But perhaps the most important job is the person who will be behind the controls of the inaugural train.
    After nearly a decade, the wait is just about over. On Saturday, Phase 1 of the much anticipated Silver Line will start running. But perhaps the most important job is the person who will be behind the controls of the inaugural train.
  • Silver Line opens: What you need to know

    Silver Line opens: What you need to know

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:23:21 GMT
    Metro officially opens the first phase of the Silver Line to passengers this weekend, and they say they're ready.  Are you?  Here's some important info to help make your first ride a smooth one.
    Metro officially opens the first phase of the Silver Line to passengers this weekend, and they say they're ready.  Are you?  Here's some important info to help make your first ride a smooth one.
  • Metro: Silver Line ready to go

    Metro: Silver Line ready to go

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:10:36 GMT
    Metro's new Silver Line is all set and ready to go for its grand opening in just two days. The only thing missing now are the riders, but the buzz is building. On Thursday, the transit agency unveiled a new ad campaign, betting the Silver Line will make a lot of people happy.
    Metro's new Silver Line is all set and ready to go for its grand opening on Saturday. The only thing missing now are the riders, but the buzz is building. On Thursday, the transit agency unveiled a new ad campaign, betting the Silver Line will make a lot of people happy.
  • Bus service changes to Silver Line

    Bus service changes to Silver Line

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:11:32 GMT
    Before you get to Metro's new Silver Line, you may have to deal with the ride before the ride. As FOX 5 reported last week, there is little, if any, parking in Tysons Corner. Instead, buses will funnel passengers to the new rail line from as far out as Loudoun and Prince William counties.
    Before you get to Metro's new Silver Line, you may have to deal with the ride before the ride. As FOX 5 reported last week, there is little, if any, parking in Tysons Corner. Instead, buses will funnel passengers to the new rail line from as far out as Loudoun and Prince William counties.
  • Metrobus driver slashed in face with knife in Tenleytown

    Metrobus driver slashed in face with knife in Tenleytown

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:37:00 GMT
    A Metro bus operator was attacked by a man on the bus in Tenleytown Monday afternoon. Police say the man slashed the driver’s face with a knife. The suspect was arrested. FOX 5 spoke exclusively to another bus driver who says he is concerned about the safety of all bus operators.
    A Metro bus operator was attacked by a man on the bus in Tenleytown Monday afternoon. Police say the man slashed the driver’s face with a knife. The suspect was arrested. FOX 5 spoke exclusively to another bus driver who says he is concerned about the safety of all bus operators.
  • Timelapse video: Metro testing Silver line trains

    Timelapse video: Metro testing Silver line trains

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:07:53 GMT
    In just five days, Metro's new Silver line will officially open to passengers, and WMATA is working out the kinks all week long.  Timelapse video shared by Metro shows a Silver line train making a run. 
    In just five days, Metro's new Silver line will officially open to passengers, and WMATA is working out the kinks all week long.  Timelapse video shared by Metro shows a Silver line train making a run. 
  • Falls Church man attempts to visit all 86 Metro stations

    Falls Church man attempts to visit all 86 Metro stations

    Friday, July 18 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-07-19 01:01:55 GMT
    Mark Kawar had the day off from work on Friday. So what did the Falls Church resident have planned for the day? He did what he normally did for his typical morning commute, but a little more extreme. He planned on visiting and exiting all 86 of Metro’s stations!
    Mark Kawar had the day off from work on Friday. So what did the Falls Church resident have planned for the day? He did what he normally did for his typical morning commute, but a little more extreme. He planned on visiting and exiting all 86 of Metro’s stations!
  • Potential parking shortage on Silver Line through Tysons Corner

    Potential parking shortage on Silver Line through Tysons Corner

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:46:06 GMT
    It is ten days and counting until Metro's Silver Line opens through Tysons Corner and Reston, but there may be one thing noticeably missing. In Tysons Corner, those Metro stations will have little if any parking.
    It is ten days and counting until Metro's Silver Line opens through Tysons Corner and Reston, but there may be one thing noticeably missing. In Tysons Corner, those Metro stations will have little if any parking.
  • Smoke, noise after cover touches third rail at Smithsonian Metro station

    Smoke, noise after cover touches third rail at Smithsonian Metro station

    Thursday, July 10 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-07-10 19:44:17 GMT
    Metro says there was a loud noise and smoke when a covering over the third rail touched the rail itself at a station on the National Mall.
    Metro says there was a loud noise and smoke when a covering over the third rail touched the rail itself at a station on the National Mall.
  • Metro: 3 lines to be affected by weekend work

    Metro: 3 lines to be affected by weekend work

    Monday, July 7 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-07-07 20:57:55 GMT
    Metro says the red, orange and blue lines will be affected by work this weekend.
    Metro says the red, orange and blue lines will be affected by work this weekend.
  • Metro plans little work on Fourth of July weekend

    Metro plans little work on Fourth of July weekend

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-07-01 20:04:49 GMT
    Metro says weekend work will only affect the red line over the Independence Day holiday weekend.
    Metro says weekend work will only affect the red line over the Independence Day holiday weekend.
  • Metro fare increases starting Sunday

    Metro fare increases starting Sunday

    Friday, June 27 2014 8:29 PM EDT2014-06-28 00:29:00 GMT
    Starting this Sunday, your ride on Metro will cost you more. Rail fares will increase by an average of three percent.
    Starting this Sunday, your ride on Metro will cost you more. Rail fares will increase by an average of three percent.
  • Metro closing 3 stations on Red Line this weekend

    Metro closing 3 stations on Red Line this weekend

    Friday, June 27 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-06-27 21:00:49 GMT
    Metro is closing three subway stations and platforms on the red line this weekend and will offer free shuttle buses as an alternative.
    Metro is closing three subway stations and platforms on the red line this weekend and will offer free shuttle buses as an alternative.
  • New police unit aimed to increase safety in areas near Silver Line

    New police unit aimed to increase safety in areas near Silver Line

    Thursday, June 26 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-06-27 03:41:39 GMT
    In just a few weeks on July 27, Metro's new Silver Line will open in Western Fairfax County, but along with the anticipation comes concerns about crime. Now, Fairfax County police have formed a new unit called the Tysons Urban Team to help increase safety.
    In just a few weeks on July 27, Metro's new Silver Line will open in Western Fairfax County, but along with the anticipation comes concerns about crime. Now, Fairfax County police have formed a new unit called the Tysons Urban Team to help increase safety.
  • Metro weekend work to affect red, blue, yellow lines

    Metro weekend work to affect red, blue, yellow lines

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-06-24 20:04:40 GMT
    Metro says buses will replace trains on a section of the red line this weekend, and passengers traveling on the blue and yellow lines will also wait longer for trains.
    Metro says buses will replace trains on a section of the red line this weekend, and passengers traveling on the blue and yellow lines will also wait longer for trains.
  • Metro says "good times are ahead" in new Silver Line ads

    Metro says "good times are ahead" in new Silver Line ads

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-06-24 16:05:20 GMT
    July 26 is in sight, and that means Metro's launch of Silver Line is just around the corner.  One day after making the official announcement, Metro has released three new ads aimed at potential Silver Line riders. 
    July 26 is in sight, and that means Metro's launch of Silver Line is just around the corner.  One day after making the official announcement, Metro has released three new ads aimed at potential Silver Line riders. 
  • Metro: 4 of 5 lines affected by weekend work

    Metro: 4 of 5 lines affected by weekend work

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 4:36 PM EDT2014-06-17 20:36:12 GMT
    Metro says passengers traveling on four of the system's five lines will experience delays of up to 20 minutes this weekend.
    Metro says passengers traveling on four of the system's five lines will experience delays of up to 20 minutes this weekend.
  • Metro: Date of Silver Line opening coming soon

    Metro: Date of Silver Line opening coming soon

    Monday, June 16 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-06-16 19:09:07 GMT
    The general manager of Washington's Metrorail subway system says he hopes to announce next week the long-awaited start date for Silver Line service in northern Virginia.
    The general manager of Washington's Metrorail subway system says he hopes to announce next week the long-awaited start date for Silver Line service in northern Virginia.
  • Metro: Silver Line behind schedule again

    Metro: Silver Line behind schedule again

    Monday, June 9 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-06-09 21:03:56 GMT
    It appears there may be more possible delays on Metro’s Silver Line.
    It appears there may be more possible delays on Metro’s Silver Line.
  • Man hit by train at Bethesda Metro station

    Man hit by train at Bethesda Metro station

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 7:58 PM EDT2014-06-04 23:58:00 GMT
    Montgomery County authorities say a man was hit by a train at the Bethesda Metro station Tuesday afternoon.
    Montgomery County authorities say a man was hit by a train at the Bethesda Metro station Tuesday afternoon.
  • Some Metro riders to wait longer for weekend trains

    Some Metro riders to wait longer for weekend trains

    Monday, June 2 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-06-02 20:14:50 GMT
    Some Metro riders will wait longer for trains this weekend as work takes place on the rail system.
    Some Metro riders will wait longer for trains this weekend as work takes place on the rail system.
  • Officials to conduct drill at Metro station on Silver Line

    Officials to conduct drill at Metro station on Silver Line

    Thursday, May 29 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-05-29 19:47:59 GMT
    Local law enforcement officials and the Metro Transit Police will be conducting an exercise at a Metro station set to open as part of the new silver line.
    Local law enforcement officials and the Metro Transit Police will be conducting an exercise at a Metro station set to open as part of the new silver line.
  • Metro to take over Silver Line later this month

    Metro to take over Silver Line later this month

    Monday, May 19 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-05-19 20:26:48 GMT
    The agency that operates the region's Metrorail system expects to take control of the behind-schedule Silver Line extension through Tysons Corner later this month.
    The agency that operates the region's Metrorail system expects to take control of the behind-schedule Silver Line extension through Tysons Corner later this month.
  • Metro weekend work to impact Orange, Red lines

    Metro weekend work to impact Orange, Red lines

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-05-13 20:54:47 GMT
    Metro says travelers on the orange and red lines will wait longer for trains this weekend because of work.
    Metro says travelers on the orange and red lines will wait longer for trains this weekend because of work.
  • Metro to open early for half marathon on Sunday

    Metro to open early for half marathon on Sunday

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:41:52 GMT
    Metro says it will open early Sunday for the Nike Women's Half Marathon, and there will be weekend adjustments for track work.
    Metro says it will open early Sunday for the Nike Women's Half Marathon, and there will be weekend adjustments for track work.
  • Va. Gov. McAuliffe 'satisfied' with Metro Silver Line progress

    Va. Gov. McAuliffe 'satisfied' with Metro Silver Line progress

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:11:34 GMT
    After a Tuesday morning briefing on the delays in opening Metro’s Silver Line, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) pronounced himself “satisfied” with safety and financial issues.
    After a Tuesday morning briefing on the delays in opening Metro’s Silver Line, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) pronounced himself “satisfied” with safety and financial issues.
  • Metrobus rolls backwards onto sidewalk, hits SUV

    Metrobus rolls backwards onto sidewalk, hits SUV

    Monday, April 21 2014 9:07 PM EDT2014-04-22 01:07:29 GMT
    Metro says an out-of-service Metrobus rolled backwards onto a sidewalk and crashed into an SUV with a driver inside. The bus also struck a lamp post.
    Metro says an out-of-service Metrobus rolled backwards onto a sidewalk and crashed into an SUV with a driver inside. The bus also struck a lamp post.
  • Inside look at testing of new Metro rail cars

    Inside look at testing of new Metro rail cars

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:35 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:35:20 GMT
    A fleet of new Metro rail cars is on order. But before they can hit the tracks, the new 7000-series trains must put in thousands of hours on the tracks and undergo a battery of tests.
    A fleet of new Metro rail cars is on order. But before they can hit the tracks, the new 7000-series trains must put in thousands of hours on the tracks and undergo a battery of tests.
  • Fixing Metro's Silver Line may take a year, but trains running by summer possible

    Fixing Metro's Silver Line may take a year, but trains running by summer possible

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:35:51 GMT
    The manager of the Silver Line project says communications devices along the roadbed are not reliable enough. He has proposed a "Plan B" fix, but that fix may take a year.
    The manager of the Silver Line project says communications devices along the roadbed are not reliable enough. He has proposed a "Plan B" fix, but that fix may take a year.
  • Metro resumes weekend work after 4-week break

    Metro resumes weekend work after 4-week break

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:12:38 GMT
    After a four-week break for cherry blossom season, Metro is back to doing weekend work again.
    After a four-week break for cherry blossom season, Metro is back to doing weekend work again.
  • Metro to open early for weekend Cherry Blossom run

    Metro to open early for weekend Cherry Blossom run

    Friday, April 4 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-04-04 21:32:34 GMT
    Metro will open two hours early this weekend for the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and 5K run-walk.
    Metro will open two hours early this weekend for the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and 5K run-walk.
  • New Metro budget means higher rail fares

    New Metro budget means higher rail fares

    Thursday, March 27 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-03-28 02:14:57 GMT
    Fares for riding Metrorail will rise by about three percent starting in July. The board that oversees Metro approved the increases on Thursday.
    Fares for riding Metrorail will rise by about three percent starting in July. The board that oversees Metro approved the increases on Thursday.
  • Video shows cell phone robbery in Capitol South Metro station

    Video shows cell phone robbery in Capitol South Metro station

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-03-25 15:11:52 GMT
    Metro Transit Police say a cell phone thief was caught on tape inside the Capital South Metro station last Saturday in a robbery that took place in the middle of the day.  Police say the surveillance video showing the incident is a good reminder to riders of the importance of maintaining awareness of their surroundings, especially when using electronic devices.
    Metro Transit Police say a cell phone thief was caught on tape inside the Capital South Metro station last Saturday in a robbery that took place in the middle of the day.  Police say the surveillance video showing the incident is a good reminder to riders of the importance of maintaining awareness of their surroundings, especially when using electronic devices.
  • Still no timeline for opening of Metro's Silver Line

    Still no timeline for opening of Metro's Silver Line

    Thursday, March 20 2014 12:19 AM EDT2014-03-20 04:19:37 GMT
    Six months after the Silver Line was supposed to be up and running, the Metro line is still a no go.
    Six months after the Silver Line was supposed to be up and running, the Metro line is still a no go.
  • Metro to open early for Rock 'N' Roll Marathon

    Metro to open early for Rock 'N' Roll Marathon

    Thursday, March 13 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-03-13 21:58:15 GMT
    Metro will open two hours early to help runners get to the Rock 'N' Roll Marathon in Washington this weekend.
    Metro will open two hours early to help runners get to the Rock 'N' Roll Marathon in Washington this weekend.
  • Weekend: Metro Center station closed Saturday, Sunday

    Weekend: Metro Center station closed Saturday, Sunday

    Friday, March 7 2014 1:49 PM EST2014-03-07 18:49:41 GMT
    Metro riders, take note: The Metro Center station is closed this weekend, and that means you'll need to plan accordingly.
    Metro riders, take note: The Metro Center station is closed this weekend, and that means you'll need to plan accordingly.
  • Metro Center to close for upgrades this weekend

    Metro Center to close for upgrades this weekend

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 9:27 PM EST2014-03-06 02:27:25 GMT
    Officials say the Metro Center station will be closed this weekend to allow for sign and lighting upgrades.
    Officials say the Metro Center station will be closed this weekend to allow for sign and lighting upgrades.
  • Woman struck by Metro train at Rhode lsland Ave. station

    Woman struck by Metro train at Rhode lsland Ave. station

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 5:25 PM EST2014-03-05 22:25:40 GMT
    A woman has been struck by a train at the Rhode Island Ave. Metro station.
    A woman has been struck by a train at the Rhode Island Ave. Metro station.
  • Proposed fare hike on Metro to hit disabled hardest

    Proposed fare hike on Metro to hit disabled hardest

    Thursday, February 27 2014 4:32 PM EST2014-02-27 21:32:57 GMT
    Metro's proposal to raise fares hits the poor and disabled hardest. On Thursday, some of them sent a message loud and clear that they don't like it. Now some board members are questioning whether the price is too steep.
    Metro's proposal to raise fares hits the poor and disabled hardest. On Thursday, some of them sent a message loud and clear that they don't like it. Now some board members are questioning whether the price is too steep.
  • Maryland, Virginia and DC commit $75 million to Metro

    Maryland, Virginia and DC commit $75 million to Metro

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 8:36 PM EST2014-02-27 01:36:22 GMT
    Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia have each committed $25 million to fund upgrades to the Metro transit system.
    Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia have each committed $25 million to fund upgrades to the Metro transit system.
  • Metro fare hike proposal unpopular based on public comment feedback

    Metro fare hike proposal unpopular based on public comment feedback

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 7:22 PM EST2014-02-27 00:22:52 GMT
    Metro's proposal to raise fares is proving very unpopular. After a series of public hearings and surveys, a large majority of people don't like it and some say they will use Metro less if the price goes up.
    Metro's proposal to raise fares is proving very unpopular. After a series of public hearings and surveys, a large majority of people don't like it and some say they will use Metro less if the price goes up.
  • Monitoring Metro: Silver Line project delayed for third time

    Monitoring Metro: Silver Line project delayed for third time

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 7:10 PM EST2014-02-26 00:10:15 GMT
    Metro's new Silver Line project was delayed for third time on Monday after the contractor failed to meet all the requirements for completion. It's the latest in a string of problems that have plagued the project, which is already behind schedule and over budget.
    Metro's new Silver Line project was delayed for third time on Monday after the contractor failed to meet all the requirements for completion. It's the latest in a string of problems that have plagued the project, which is already behind schedule and over budget.
  • Metro rail on-time reality check

    Metro rail on-time reality check

    Monday, February 24 2014 10:40 PM EST2014-02-25 03:40:18 GMT
    It's been one delay after another for Metro rail riders: cold weather cracking rails, trains malfunctioning. So how can Metro say less than one in 10 trains are late? It comes down to your definition. On Metro rail, what is on time for Metro may not be what is on time to you.
    It's been one delay after another for Metro rail riders: cold weather cracking rails, trains malfunctioning. So how can Metro say less than one in 10 trains are late? It comes down to your definition. On Metro rail, what is on time for Metro may not be what is on time to you.
  • Metro Silver Line debut delayed for a 3rd time

    Metro Silver Line debut delayed for a 3rd time

    Monday, February 24 2014 6:04 PM EST2014-02-24 23:04:12 GMT
    For a third time, officials say construction delays will push back the scheduled opening of a $2.8 billion extension of the region's Metrorail system in northern Virginia.
    For a third time, officials say construction delays will push back the scheduled opening of a $2.8 billion extension of the region's Metrorail system in northern Virginia.
  • Metro schedule modified on Friday

    Metro schedule modified on Friday

    Friday, February 14 2014 5:39 AM EST2014-02-14 10:39:28 GMT
    Due to the second round of snow Thursday night -- Metrobus suspended service. The plan is to resume at bus-service at 5:00 a.m. Friday but only on major roadways. Metro Access service is expected to be restored Friday starting a noon.. Metrorail will run on a regular schedule.MORE INFO: http://www.wmata.com/rider_tools/metro_service_status/advisories.cfm?AID=2741
    Due to the second round of snow Thursday night -- Metrobus suspended service. The plan is to resume at bus-service at 5:00 a.m. Friday but only on major roadways. Metro Access service is expected to be restored Friday starting a noon.. Metrorail will run on a regular schedule.MORE INFO: http://www.wmata.com/rider_tools/metro_service_status/advisories.cfm?AID=2741
  • Metro running rail service, limited bus service

    Metro running rail service, limited bus service

    Thursday, February 13 2014 4:14 PM EST2014-02-13 21:14:20 GMT
    Metro has suspended most bus service, but Metrorail is running with all stations open.
    Metro has suspended most bus service, but Metrorail is running with all stations open.
  • Metro makes service changes ahead of winter storm

    Metro makes service changes ahead of winter storm

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 9:03 PM EST2014-02-13 02:03:23 GMT
    With winter weather moving into the D.C. region, Metro is canceling late-night bus service after 1 a.m. and all MetroAccess service for riders with disabilities on Thursday morning. More changes are possible as the weather moves in.
    With winter weather moving into the D.C. region, Metro is canceling late-night bus service after 1 a.m. and all MetroAccess service for riders with disabilities on Thursday morning. More changes are possible as the weather moves in.
  • Police: Passenger pepper-sprays Metrobus driver

    Police: Passenger pepper-sprays Metrobus driver

    Tuesday, February 11 2014 3:24 PM EST2014-02-11 20:24:17 GMT
    Metro officials and D.C. police say a passenger pepper-sprayed a Metrobus driver in southeast Washington.
    Metro officials and D.C. police say a passenger pepper-sprayed a Metrobus driver in southeast Washington.
  • Metro officer uses chemical spray on panhandler

    Metro officer uses chemical spray on panhandler

    Tuesday, February 4 2014 6:48 PM EST2014-02-04 23:48:21 GMT
    A 21-year-old D.C. man says he was hit in the face with chemical spray by a Metro Transit Police officer in November after panhandling at the Dupont Circle station. Metro says the customer refused to leave the station, and assumed a “combative stance.” The incident was caught on security video.
    A 21-year-old D.C. man says he was hit in the face with chemical spray by a Metro Transit Police officer in November after panhandling at the Dupont Circle station. Metro says the customer refused to leave the station, and assumed a “combative stance.” The incident was caught on security video.
  • Monitoring Metro: Injury Claims

    Monitoring Metro: Injury Claims

    Monday, February 3 2014 10:36 PM EST2014-02-04 03:36:38 GMT
    Every year, thousands of people claim to be hurt on Metro, but it seems some of them may be faking it.
    Every year, thousands of people claim to be hurt on Metro, but it seems some of them may be faking it.
  • Metro wants your feedback on new fares, budget

    Metro wants your feedback on new fares, budget

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 6:22 AM EST2014-01-29 11:22:05 GMT
    Metro wants feedback on its new fares and plans to invest $3 billion into the transit system. There's an on-line survey for anyone to register their comments for the record. But that's not the only way you can tell Metro what you think of the budget.
    Metro wants feedback on its new fares and plans to invest $3 billion into the transit system. There's an on-line survey for anyone to register their comments for the record. But that's not the only way you can tell Metro what you think of the budget.
  • Md. man with warrant for his arrest falls onto Metro tracks

    Md. man with warrant for his arrest falls onto Metro tracks

    Friday, January 24 2014 10:35 PM EST2014-01-25 03:35:33 GMT
    An intoxicated man was rescued by fellow Metro riders after he fell onto the tracks at the Cheverly station Thursday. But unfortunately for him, when police arrived, they discovered a warrant was out for his arrest.
    An intoxicated man was rescued by fellow Metro riders after he fell onto the tracks at the Cheverly station Thursday. But unfortunately for him, when police arrived, they discovered a warrant was out for his arrest.
  • Broken rail repaired on Metro's blue, yellow lines

    Broken rail repaired on Metro's blue, yellow lines

    Thursday, January 23 2014 10:55 AM EST2014-01-23 15:55:01 GMT
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    Metro says repairs are complete on a broken rail south of Reagan National Airport blue and yellow line riders may see minor delays during the morning rush.
    Metro says repairs are complete on a broken rail south of Reagan National Airport blue and yellow line riders may see minor delays during the morning rush.
  • Metro running on regular schedule Tuesday, additional staff will be on hand

    Metro running on regular schedule Tuesday, additional staff will be on hand

    Monday, January 6 2014 10:16 PM EST2014-01-07 03:16:58 GMT
    The extreme cold will make the Tuesday morning rush one to remember, especially for commuters who ride Metro rail and bus.
    The extreme cold will make the Tuesday morning rush one to remember, especially for commuters who ride Metro rail and bus.
  • Metro debuts new rail cars

    Metro debuts new rail cars

    Monday, January 6 2014 8:16 PM EST2014-01-07 01:16:12 GMT
    Metro on Monday showed off prototypes of its newest railcars to a gathering of elected officials and the news media at its Greenbelt station.
    Metro on Monday showed off prototypes of its newest railcars to a gathering of elected officials and the news media at its Greenbelt station.
  • Metro to debut newest rail cars

    Metro to debut newest rail cars

    Monday, January 6 2014 11:08 AM EST2014-01-06 16:08:34 GMT
    Metro riders will get their first look at the system's new rail cars, which will replace some cars that date back to the system's debut in 1976. Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray and other dignitaries will be taking a ceremonial first ride in the cars on Monday at the Greenbelt station. The 7000-series cars are being built by Kawasaki in Japan. They won't go into service until after several months of testing. Full-scale production of the new cars is ...
    Metro riders will get their first look at the system's new rail cars, which will replace some cars that date back to the system's debut in 1976. Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray and other dignitaries will be taking a ceremonial first ride in the cars on Monday at the Greenbelt station. The 7000-series cars are being built by Kawasaki in Japan. They won't go into service until after several months of testing. Full-scale production of the new cars is ...
  • Metro asks for comment on budget, fare increases

    Metro asks for comment on budget, fare increases

    Friday, January 3 2014 4:41 PM EST2014-01-03 21:41:22 GMT
    Metro is asking customers for comment on the transit agency's proposed fiscal year 2015 budget and fare changes.
    Metro is asking customers for comment on the transit agency's proposed fiscal year 2015 budget and fare changes.
  • Driver dies after being pinned against wall by Metro bus

    Driver dies after being pinned against wall by Metro bus

    Monday, December 30 2013 11:28 PM EST2013-12-31 04:28:21 GMT
    A Metro bus driver has died after a bus pinned her against a concrete retaining wall Monday afternoon.
    A Metro bus driver has died after a bus pinned her against a concrete retaining wall Monday afternoon.
  • Federal transit benefit cut could greatly affect Metro ridership

    Federal transit benefit cut could greatly affect Metro ridership

    Monday, December 30 2013 6:26 PM EST2013-12-30 23:26:24 GMT
    Commuters stand to lose big and so does Metro when a federal transit benefit cut takes effect January 1.
    Commuters stand to lose big and so does Metro when a federal transit benefit cut takes effect January 1.
  • Metro open later for New Year's Eve

    Metro open later for New Year's Eve

    Monday, December 30 2013 4:42 PM EST2013-12-30 21:42:31 GMT
    Metro will stay open later for New Year's Eve and operate on a weekend schedule on the first day of the new year.
    Metro will stay open later for New Year's Eve and operate on a weekend schedule on the first day of the new year.
  • Man kidnapped at Metro station, forced to withdraw cash from ATMs

    Man kidnapped at Metro station, forced to withdraw cash from ATMs

    Monday, December 23 2013 2:54 PM EST2013-12-23 19:54:27 GMT
    Metro police say a man was kidnapped at gunpoint at a Metro station and forced to withdraw cash from several ATMs. Officials say the man was taken by train from the Naylor Road station in Temple Hills on Friday night to the Waterfront station.
    Metro police say a man was kidnapped at gunpoint at a Metro station and forced to withdraw cash from several ATMs. Officials say the man was taken by train from the Naylor Road station in Temple Hills on Friday night to the Waterfront station.
  • Court appearance for man charged in banana peel fall case

    Court appearance for man charged in banana peel fall case

    Monday, December 16 2013 5:03 PM EST2013-12-16 22:03:46 GMT
    Prosecutors in the District have what they consider solid evidence against a Metro rider charged with felony fraud for trying to muscle $15,000 from the transit agency: surveillance video.
    Prosecutors in the District have what they consider solid evidence against a Metro rider charged with felony fraud for trying to muscle $15,000 from the transit agency: surveillance video.
  • Metro stop in Georgetown's future?

    Metro stop in Georgetown's future?

    Friday, December 13 2013 7:14 PM EST2013-12-14 00:14:09 GMT
    Once the undisputed shopping and entertainment mecca of Washington D.C., Georgetown has seen its appeal falter in recent years. Now, the historic district is turning to an old - and apparent foe - to help turn around its fortunes: yes, we're talking about Metro.
    Once the undisputed shopping and entertainment mecca of Washington D.C., Georgetown has seen its appeal falter in recent years. Now, the historic district is turning to an old - and apparent foe - to help turn around its fortunes: yes, we're talking about Metro.
  • Metro increases proposed fare hike

    Metro increases proposed fare hike

    Thursday, December 5 2013 11:43 PM EST2013-12-06 04:43:25 GMT

    Metro riders brace yourselves: the proposed fare increases announced earlier this week may actually go even higher.

    Metro riders brace yourselves: the proposed fare increases announced earlier this week may actually go even higher.

  • Completion date on Silver Line pushed back again

    Completion date on Silver Line pushed back again

    Monday, December 2 2013 8:52 PM EST2013-12-03 01:52:26 GMT
    The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is again pushing back its expected completion date for construction of the new Silver Line through Tysons Corner.
    The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is again pushing back its expected completion date for construction of the new Silver Line through Tysons Corner.
  • Metro proposing higher fares

    Metro proposing higher fares

    Monday, December 2 2013 7:56 PM EST2013-12-03 00:56:06 GMT
    Metro riders may be shelling out more next year. On Monday, the transit agency released its proposed 2015 budget and that includes new fare hikes.
    Metro riders may be shelling out more next year. On Monday, the transit agency released its proposed 2015 budget and that includes new fare hikes.
  • Metro adjusts schedule for Thanksgiving

    Metro adjusts schedule for Thanksgiving

    Thursday, November 28 2013 9:51 AM EST2013-11-28 14:51:50 GMT
    Metro will be open Thursday from 7:00 am to midnight on a Sunday schedule. Off peak fares will be in effect and parking is free. All Metro services will operate on their regular schedule Friday through Sunday.
    Metro will be open Thursday from 7:00 am to midnight on a Sunday schedule. Off peak fares will be in effect and parking is free. All Metro services will operate on their regular schedule Friday through Sunday.
  • Man charged with fraud over banana peel fall, suit

    Man charged with fraud over banana peel fall, suit

    Wednesday, November 27 2013 1:03 PM EST2013-11-27 18:03:27 GMT
    A Maryland man is charged with fraud after Metro says he staged a fall on a banana peel in a southeast Washington station elevator.
    A Maryland man is charged with fraud after Metro says he staged a fall on a banana peel in a southeast Washington station elevator.
  • Man stabbed at Van Ness Metro station platform; police searching for female suspect

    Man stabbed at Van Ness Metro station platform; police searching for female suspect

    Tuesday, November 26 2013 11:13 PM EST2013-11-27 04:13:23 GMT
    Metro Transit Police are asking the public's help identifying a woman who they say stabbed a man on the Van Ness-UDC Metro station platform Tuesday.
    Metro Transit Police are asking the public's help identifying a woman who they say stabbed a man on the Van Ness-UDC Metro station platform Tuesday.
  • Metro bus ad thanks NSA leaker Edward Snowden

    Metro bus ad thanks NSA leaker Edward Snowden

    Thursday, November 21 2013 7:56 PM EST2013-11-22 00:56:46 GMT

    NSA leaker Edward Snowden may be thousands of miles away in Russia, but his face will soon be on a Metro bus in D.C. It is part of a controversial ad campaign by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, with the message "Thank You, Edward Snowden."

    NSA leaker Edward Snowden may be thousands of miles away in Russia, but his face will soon be on a Metro bus in D.C. It is part of a controversial ad campaign by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, with the message "Thank You, Edward Snowden."

  • Amtrak, MARC delayed after derailment

    Amtrak, MARC delayed after derailment

    Tuesday, November 19 2013 8:38 AM EST2013-11-19 13:38:33 GMT
    Amtrak and some MARC commuter rail service is delayed between Baltimore and Washington after an Amtrak train derailed overnight.
    Amtrak and some MARC commuter rail service is delayed between Baltimore and Washington after an Amtrak train derailed overnight.
  • Passengers fed up with major Red Line delays this week

    Passengers fed up with major Red Line delays this week

    Thursday, November 14 2013 5:42 PM EST2013-11-14 22:42:27 GMT

    It is one of the busiest train lines in Metro's system. But the morning commute has recently been a nightmare for riders on the Red Line. Over the past week, passengers have run into major delays -- up to 40 minutes for some riders.

    It is one of the busiest train lines in Metro's system. But the morning commute has recently been a nightmare for riders on the Red Line. Over the past week, passengers have run into major delays -- up to 40 minutes for some riders.

  • Metro GM posts online apology to Red Line commuters

    Metro GM posts online apology to Red Line commuters

    Thursday, November 14 2013 10:09 AM EST2013-11-14 15:09:23 GMT
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    Metro General Manager/CEO Richard Sarles posted an online message to Red Line commuters apologizing for problems with the service.
    Metro General Manager/CEO Richard Sarles posted an online message to Red Line commuters apologizing for problems with the service.
  • With dental work needed, Metro Transit Police patrol dog at risk of being retired

    With dental work needed, Metro Transit Police patrol dog at risk of being retired

    Thursday, November 7 2013 11:09 PM EST2013-11-08 04:09:36 GMT

    A Metro Transit patrol dog is on the verge of being retired and his position eliminated. His handler says it is all because he needs expensive dental work. Metro won't pay for it and now Steve Morrison and his family are scrambling to raise the funds themselves.

    A Metro Transit patrol dog is on the verge of being retired and his position eliminated. His handler says it is all because he needs expensive dental work. Metro won't pay for it and now Steve Morrison and his family are scrambling to raise the funds themselves.

  • Metro completes more NTSB recommendations

    Metro completes more NTSB recommendations

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 8:11 PM EST2013-11-07 01:11:56 GMT
    Metro says it has completed 20 of the 29 recommendations the National Transportation Safety Board made following the 2009 crash of two red line trains that resulted in the deaths of nine people.
    Metro says it has completed 20 of the 29 recommendations the National Transportation Safety Board made following the 2009 crash of two red line trains that resulted in the deaths of nine people.
  • Juvenile stabbed at L'Enfant Plaza Metro station

    Juvenile stabbed at L'Enfant Plaza Metro station

    Thursday, October 31 2013 9:42 PM EDT2013-11-01 01:42:26 GMT
    A juvenile has been taken to the hospital after being stabbed at the L’Enfant Plaza Metro station Thursday evening.
    A juvenile has been taken to the hospital after being stabbed at the L’Enfant Plaza Metro station Thursday evening.
  • Body found behind platform wall at Judiciary Square Metro station

    Body found behind platform wall at Judiciary Square Metro station

    Wednesday, October 23 2013 9:25 PM EDT2013-10-24 01:25:09 GMT
    Metro Transit Police say a body of an adult male was found behind the platform wall inside the Judiciary Square station on the Shady Grove platform level.
    Metro Transit Police say a body of an adult male was found behind the platform wall inside the Judiciary Square station on the Shady Grove platform level.
  • Former Metro Transit Police officer found not guilty of assault charges

    Former Metro Transit Police officer found not guilty of assault charges

    Wednesday, October 23 2013 6:07 PM EDT2013-10-23 22:07:39 GMT
    A former Metro Transit Police officer accused of assaulting a 60-year-old man he was trying to arrest has been found not guilty of the crime by a Prince George's County judge.
    A former Metro Transit Police officer accused of assaulting a 60-year-old man he was trying to arrest has been found not guilty of the crime by a Prince George's County judge.
  • Metro Red Line service normal after person struck at Cleveland Park station

    Metro Red Line service normal after person struck at Cleveland Park station

    Wednesday, October 23 2013 6:31 AM EDT2013-10-23 10:31:59 GMT
    Metro service is back to normal on the Red Line after a train hit a woman at the Cleveland Park station. The incident happened Tuesday afternoon.
    Metro service is back to normal on the Red Line after a train hit a woman at the Cleveland Park station. The incident happened Tuesday afternoon.
  • Metro station manager charged in farecard scam

    Metro station manager charged in farecard scam

    Tuesday, October 22 2013 5:25 PM EDT2013-10-22 21:25:25 GMT
    We’re Monitoring Metro tonight as a station manager is charged with embezzlement.Authorities say Kenneth Peters transferred money from paper cards to Smart Trip cards for the purpose of reselling them.
    We’re Monitoring Metro tonight as a station manager is charged with embezzlement.Authorities say Kenneth Peters transferred money from paper cards to Smart Trip cards for the purpose of reselling them.
  • Metro settles lawsuit resulting from 2009 Red Line crash

    Metro settles lawsuit resulting from 2009 Red Line crash

    Monday, October 21 2013 7:03 PM EDT2013-10-21 23:03:54 GMT
    Metro has agreed to settle a lawsuit against its insurance broker that stemmed from the 2009 red line crash that killed nine people.
    Metro has agreed to settle a lawsuit against its insurance broker that stemmed from the 2009 red line crash that killed nine people.
  • Weekend work will cause Metro disruptions

    Weekend work will cause Metro disruptions

    Friday, October 18 2013 6:23 AM EDT2013-10-18 10:23:19 GMT
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    Work on Metro this weekend will cause back-ups with disruptions on the Red Line starting Friday night at 10:00 pm.
    Work on Metro this weekend will cause back-ups with disruptions on the Red Line starting Friday night at 10:00 pm.
  • With government open, ridership up on Metro, VRE

    With government open, ridership up on Metro, VRE

    Thursday, October 17 2013 4:55 PM EDT2013-10-17 20:55:01 GMT

    Officials with Metro and Virginia Railway Express say ridership on subway and commuter trains appears to be back to normal now that the federal government is open.

    Officials with Metro and Virginia Railway Express say ridership on subway and commuter trains appears to be back to normal now that the federal government is open.

  • Shutdown costing Metro millions of dollars, ridership down 20 percent

    Shutdown costing Metro millions of dollars, ridership down 20 percent

    Thursday, October 10 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-10-10 22:45:58 GMT
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    The government shutdown is costing Metro millions of dollars. The steep drop in riders, potential loss of federal funds and a missed payment from the District could leave the transit agency strapped for cash. All this as the agency begins discussing a fare increase next year.

    The government shutdown is costing Metro millions of dollars. The steep drop in riders, potential loss of federal funds and a missed payment from the District could leave the transit agency strapped for cash. All this as the agency begins discussing a fare increase next year.

  • New report lists most dangerous Metrorail stations

    New report lists most dangerous Metrorail stations

    Wednesday, October 9 2013 1:18 PM EDT2013-10-09 17:18:17 GMT
    Cell phone and bike thefts account for nearly 60 percent of all Metro crime according to a new report from the Metro Transit Police Department.
    Cell phone and bike thefts account for nearly 60 percent of all Metro crime according to a new report from the Metro Transit Police Department.
  • Shutdown keeps NTSB from Metro accident site

    Shutdown keeps NTSB from Metro accident site

    Monday, October 7 2013 4:40 PM EDT2013-10-07 20:40:26 GMT
    Federal transportation safety officials say they have decided against sending investigators to the site of a fatal welding accident in a Metro subway tunnel in Washington because of the government shutdown.
    Federal transportation safety officials say they have decided against sending investigators to the site of a fatal welding accident in a Metro subway tunnel in Washington because of the government shutdown.
  • Metrorail ridership drops 22 percent with shutdown

    Metrorail ridership drops 22 percent with shutdown

    Wednesday, October 2 2013 6:22 PM EDT2013-10-02 22:22:21 GMT
    Metro says it is seeing a 22 percent drop in rail ridership due to the federal government shutdown.
    Metro says it is seeing a 22 percent drop in rail ridership due to the federal government shutdown.
  • First phase of Metro Silver Line extension near completion

    First phase of Metro Silver Line extension near completion

    Friday, September 27 2013 12:26 PM EDT2013-09-27 16:26:49 GMT
    After five years and nearly $3 billion, the first phase of the new Silver Line Metrorail extension is almost complete. Testing is underway on the tracks and workers are putting the finishing touches on the five stations.
    After five years and nearly $3 billion, the first phase of the new Silver Line Metrorail extension is almost complete. Testing is underway on the tracks and workers are putting the finishing touches on the five stations.
  • 2 train lines to have longer waits this weekend

    2 train lines to have longer waits this weekend

    Thursday, September 19 2013 3:32 PM EDT2013-09-19 19:32:00 GMT
    Metro says riders on the red and orange lines can expect longer waits this weekend.
    Metro says riders on the red and orange lines can expect longer waits this weekend.
  • 1st phase of Metro's Silver Line to open in 2014

    1st phase of Metro's Silver Line to open in 2014

    Thursday, September 19 2013 2:56 PM EDT2013-09-19 18:56:46 GMT
    The first phase of Metro's $2.8 billion extension in Virginia is now expected to be completed in November to open in early 2014.
    The first phase of Metro's $2.8 billion extension in Virginia is now expected to be completed in November to open in early 2014.
  • Suspect sought in sexual assault of minor on Metro train

    Suspect sought in sexual assault of minor on Metro train

    Friday, September 13 2013 5:23 PM EDT2013-09-13 21:23:16 GMT
    Metro Transit Police are searching for a suspect accused of sexually assaulting a minor.
    Metro Transit Police are searching for a suspect accused of sexually assaulting a minor.
  • Metro getting major makeover: New rail cars, new fare payment

    Metro getting major makeover: New rail cars, new fare payment

    Thursday, September 12 2013 9:23 PM EDT2013-09-13 01:23:34 GMT
    Metro is getting a major makeover. Riders will see hundreds of new rail cars and a new way to pay at the fare gate. Some of those changes will start in the coming months.
    Metro is getting a major makeover. Riders will see hundreds of new rail cars and a new way to pay at the fare gate. Some of those changes will start in the coming months.
  • Metro raising awareness of Silver Line with new map

    Metro raising awareness of Silver Line with new map

    Thursday, September 12 2013 12:50 PM EDT2013-09-12 16:50:42 GMT
    Metro is unveiling a new look for one of its best known features - the Metro map.
    Metro is unveiling a new look for one of its best known features - the Metro map.
  • Crime rates rise on Metro rail system

    Crime rates rise on Metro rail system

    Tuesday, September 10 2013 6:35 AM EDT2013-09-10 10:35:12 GMT
    Metro officials say crime is up on the rail system. Serious crimes jumped 21-percent from April to June compared to the same time last year. The crimes range from thefts of electronic devices and bicycles.
    Metro officials say crime is up on the rail system. Serious crimes jumped 21-percent from April to June compared to the same time last year. The crimes range from thefts of electronic devices and bicycles.
  • Metro elevator outages difficult for disabled

    Metro elevator outages difficult for disabled

    Thursday, September 5 2013 2:28 PM EDT2013-09-05 18:28:50 GMT
    Metrorail's elevator outages are making life difficult for some disabled riders. They're being taken out of service for repairs, sometimes for months at a time. It's become a major headache at some of the busiest stations.
    Metrorail's elevator outages are making life difficult for some disabled riders. They're being taken out of service for repairs, sometimes for months at a time. It's become a major headache at some of the busiest stations.
  • Most Metro network issues restored after outage

    Most Metro network issues restored after outage

    Thursday, September 5 2013 11:44 AM EDT2013-09-05 15:44:13 GMT
    Metro says network issues are affecting phone lines, websites, Metro Transit Police assistance and platform displays.
    Metro says most of the network issues that brought down phone lines, websites, Metro Transit Police assistance and platform displays have been restored.
  • Buses replace trains on 2 lines for weekend work

    Buses replace trains on 2 lines for weekend work

    Thursday, September 5 2013 5:48 AM EDT2013-09-05 09:48:34 GMT
    Free shuttle buses will replace trains on sections of Metro's red and orange lines this weekend. Metro says that beginning at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through closing Sunday, buses will replace red line trains between Rhode Island Avenue and Judiciary Square.
    Free shuttle buses will replace trains on sections of Metro's red and orange lines this weekend. Metro says that beginning at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through closing Sunday, buses will replace red line trains between Rhode Island Avenue and Judiciary Square.
  • Metro red line service fully restored following overnight derailment

    Metro red line service fully restored following overnight derailment

    Friday, August 30 2013 2:03 PM EDT2013-08-30 18:03:49 GMT
    Metrorail delays are expected throughout the morning Friday after an overnight equipment derailment has shut down service along a portion of the Red Line.
    Metro says full service has been restored on the red line following an overnight derailment.
  • Metro: decision months away on coping with Red Line water problems

    Metro: decision months away on coping with Red Line water problems

    Tuesday, August 27 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-08-27 23:16:20 GMT
    Managers at Metro say their decision on how to cope with widespread water intrusion problems at three Red Line stations is months away.
    Managers at Metro say their decision on how to cope with widespread water intrusion problems at three Red Line stations is months away.
  • Silver line test train derails at low speed

    Silver line test train derails at low speed

    Thursday, August 15 2013 11:47 PM EDT2013-08-16 03:47:29 GMT
    Officials are investigating the low-speed derailment of a test train on Metrorail's new silver line.
    Officials are investigating the low-speed derailment of a test train on Metrorail's new silver line.
  • Metro warns riders of spike in snatch thefts of electronic devices

    Metro warns riders of spike in snatch thefts of electronic devices

    Thursday, August 15 2013 9:33 PM EDT2013-08-16 01:33:45 GMT
    Keep an eye on your cell phone and electronic devices on the Metro system. Transit police report a major spike in snatch thefts and they are using new tactics.
    Keep an eye on your cell phone and electronic devices on the Metro system. Transit police report a major spike in snatch thefts and they are using new tactics.
  • 2 people sought in connection to Metrobus robbery

    2 people sought in connection to Metrobus robbery

    Tuesday, August 6 2013 7:35 PM EDT2013-08-06 23:35:49 GMT
    Metro Transit Police are looking for two people sought in connection with a robbery on a Metrobus.
    Metro Transit Police are looking for two people sought in connection with a robbery on a Metrobus.
  • Baby delivered at L'Enfant Plaza Metro platform

    Baby delivered at L'Enfant Plaza Metro platform

    Thursday, August 1 2013 11:24 PM EDT2013-08-02 03:24:01 GMT
    A baby was delivered Thursday morning on the platform at L'Enfant Plaza Metro station.
    A baby was delivered Thursday morning on the platform at L'Enfant Plaza Metro station.
  • Name suggestions for baby born on DC Metro platform

    Name suggestions for baby born on DC Metro platform

    Thursday, August 1 2013 12:13 PM EDT2013-08-01 16:13:22 GMT
    Some funny #MetroBabyName suggestions. Which one you like so far? Norm L. Service, Claire Indon, Doris Closing, more...
    Some funny #MetroBabyName suggestions. Which one you like so far? Norm L. Service, Claire Indon, Doris Closing, more...
  • Person of interest sought in connection with sexual assault at Ballston Metro station

    Person of interest sought in connection with sexual assault at Ballston Metro station

    Wednesday, July 31 2013 4:53 PM EDT2013-07-31 20:53:40 GMT
    Metro Transit Police are asking for help in identifying a person of interest in connection with a sexual assault at the Ballston Metrorail Station.
    Metro Transit Police are asking for help in identifying a person of interest in connection with a sexual assault at the Ballston Metrorail Station.
  • On time for Metrorail may not be for riders

    On time for Metrorail may not be for riders

    Thursday, July 25 2013 5:53 PM EDT2013-07-25 21:53:14 GMT

    If you ride Metrorail in the middle of the day or at night, one of the most frustrating things can be waiting for the train. It can take anywhere from a few minutes up to 20 under new service standards adopted by Metro. In reality, trains could take much longer and still be on time.

    If you ride Metrorail in the middle of the day or at night, one of the most frustrating things can be waiting for the train. It can take anywhere from a few minutes up to 20 under new service standards adopted by Metro. In reality, trains could take much longer and still be on time.

  • Four-legged war heroes keeping Metro safe

    Four-legged war heroes keeping Metro safe

    Wednesday, July 24 2013 11:04 PM EDT2013-07-25 03:04:14 GMT

    The black Labrador Retrievers scamper down the street, tails wagging and tongues hanging out. "Good boy" the officer at the other end of the leash says patting one of the animals on the head. In most ways, these dogs are like any other pet, except these are highly trained military dogs.

    The black Labrador Retrievers scamper down the street, tails wagging and tongues hanging out. "Good boy" the officer at the other end of the leash says patting one of the animals on the head. In most ways, these dogs are like any other pet, except these are highly trained military dogs.

  • Metro balking at repair plan for Silver Spring Transit Center

    Metro balking at repair plan for Silver Spring Transit Center

    Tuesday, July 23 2013 5:12 PM EDT2013-07-23 21:12:50 GMT
    Officials from the parent agency of Metro are balking at Montgomery County’s plan to fix the still-unopened, 120-million dollar Silver Spring Transit Center.
    Officials from the parent agency of Metro are balking at Montgomery County’s plan to fix the still-unopened, 120-million dollar Silver Spring Transit Center.
  • Metro Silver Line through Tysons Corner to be delayed 8 weeks

    Metro Silver Line through Tysons Corner to be delayed 8 weeks

    Wednesday, July 17 2013 4:00 PM EDT2013-07-17 20:00:05 GMT
    The $2.8 billion extension of the D.C. region's Metrorail system known as the Silver Line is now about two months behind schedule.
    The $2.8 billion extension of the D.C. region's Metrorail system known as the Silver Line is now about two months behind schedule.
  • Metro says riders can drink water on trains

    Metro says riders can drink water on trains

    Wednesday, July 17 2013 6:59 AM EDT2013-07-17 10:59:18 GMT
    Metro officials say riders will be allowed to carry and drink water on trains and buses for the next few days because of expected hot temperatures.
    Metro officials say riders will be allowed to carry and drink water on trains and buses for the next few days because of expected hot temperatures.
  • Metro safety concerns after series of incidents

    Metro safety concerns after series of incidents

    Friday, July 12 2013 12:47 PM EDT2013-07-12 16:47:57 GMT
    Metro is facing mounting concerns about safety after several incidents on the Metrorail system in recent weeks.
    Metro is facing mounting concerns about safety after several incidents on the Metrorail system in recent weeks.
  • Report: Metro train hit stairs, bolts corroded

    Report: Metro train hit stairs, bolts corroded

    Thursday, July 11 2013 11:34 AM EDT2013-07-11 15:34:55 GMT
    Metro discovered the bolts had corroded on a set of service stairs struck by a Red Line train at Rhode Island Avenue last month, according to the agency's investigation. 
    Metro discovered the bolts had corroded on a set of service stairs struck by a Red Line train at Rhode Island Avenue last month, according to the agency's investigation. 
  • Disabled train outside Clarendon Metro station causes huge delays

    Disabled train outside Clarendon Metro station causes huge delays

    Wednesday, July 10 2013 9:44 PM EDT2013-07-11 01:44:43 GMT
    A disabled train outside of the Clarendon station caused huge delays on the Blue and Orange lines during Tuesday evening’s rush hour.
    A disabled train outside of the Clarendon station caused huge delays on the Blue and Orange lines during Tuesday evening’s rush hour.
  • Video shows man in a wheelchair falling from Metro platform

    Video shows man in a wheelchair falling from Metro platform

    Wednesday, July 10 2013 6:32 AM EDT2013-07-10 10:32:37 GMT
    We are getting a first look at video of a man in a wheelchair who fell off a Metro platform and onto the tracks.
    We are getting a first look at video of a man in a wheelchair who fell off a Metro platform and onto the tracks.
  • Metro to run extra trains for fireworks in DC

    Metro to run extra trains for fireworks in DC

    Tuesday, July 2 2013 5:31 AM EDT2013-07-02 09:31:35 GMT
    Metro says it will operate extra trains during the evening of the July Fourth holiday to help passengers get to and from the National Mall for the fireworks display.
    Metro says it will operate extra trains during the evening of the July Fourth holiday to help passengers get to and from the National Mall for the fireworks display.
  • Md. teen sentenced 20 years for Rockville Metro station shooting

    Md. teen sentenced 20 years for Rockville Metro station shooting

    Friday, June 28 2013 10:28 PM EDT2013-06-29 02:28:52 GMT
    A Montgomery County teenager has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for providing a semi-automatic handgun that was used in a shooting at the Rockville Metro Station.
    A Montgomery County teenager has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for providing a semi-automatic handgun that was used in a shooting at the Rockville Metro Station.
  • Woman charged in attack on Metro bus driver

    Woman charged in attack on Metro bus driver

    Thursday, June 27 2013 9:34 AM EDT2013-06-27 13:34:17 GMT
    Police say a woman has been charged with attacking a Metro bus driver.
    Police say a woman has been charged with attacking a Metro bus driver.
  • 'Blue TIDE' to increase police presence on Metro

    'Blue TIDE' to increase police presence on Metro

    Friday, June 21 2013 8:41 AM EDT2013-06-21 12:41:17 GMT
    Metro riders may notice an increased police presence on their evening commute.
    Metro riders may notice an increased police presence on their evening commute.
  • Metro identifies issue with on-board intercoms

    Metro identifies issue with on-board intercoms

    Wednesday, June 19 2013 3:47 PM EDT2013-06-19 19:47:19 GMT
    In response to reports of intercom failures and a request from the Tri-Oversight Committee to investigate, Metro railcar engineers have identified the root of the problem with the on-board intercom systems not functioning on the certain trains.
    In response to reports of intercom failures and a request from the Tri-Oversight Committee to investigate, Metro railcar engineers have identified the root of the problem with the on-board intercom systems not functioning on the certain trains.
  • Repairs on Silver Spring Transit Center begin in July; Metro still skeptical

    Repairs on Silver Spring Transit Center begin in July; Metro still skeptical

    Tuesday, June 18 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-06-18 22:27:48 GMT
    Remediation efforts on the flawed $120 million Silver Spring Transit Center will likely begin in July, according to officials in Montgomery County. But managers at Metro are unwilling to say whether they will ever take possession of the huge structure.
    Remediation efforts on the flawed $120 million Silver Spring Transit Center will likely begin in July, according to officials in Montgomery County. But managers at Metro are unwilling to say whether they will ever take possession of the huge structure.
  • Metro probes train call system problem reports

    Metro probes train call system problem reports

    Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:14 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:14:45 GMT
    Metro officials say they're investigating reports of problems with the emergency call system on a red line train after a fight broke out.
    Metro officials say they're investigating reports of problems with the emergency call system on a red line train after a fight broke out.
  • Glitch stops DC students from using Metro passes

    Glitch stops DC students from using Metro passes

    Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:56 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:56:20 GMT
    A technical glitch affected hundreds of D.C. students who use special passes to ride Metro, and some students were told incorrectly that they needed to add money or were improperly charged.
    A technical glitch affected hundreds of D.C. students who use special passes to ride Metro, and some students were told incorrectly that they needed to add money or were improperly charged.
  • Metro says weekend work to impact red, orange line

    Metro says weekend work to impact red, orange line

    Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:29 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:29:48 GMT
    Metro says weekend work will impact the orange line and close three stations on the red line.
    Metro says weekend work will impact the orange line and close three stations on the red line.
  • 3 Red Line Metro stations to close for weekend work

    3 Red Line Metro stations to close for weekend work

    Friday, June 14 2013 8:42 PM EDT2013-06-15 00:42:06 GMT
    Metro says passengers should expect to wait longer than usual for trains this weekend while work is being conducted, and three stations on the red line will be closed.
    Metro says passengers should expect to wait longer than usual for trains this weekend while work is being conducted, and three stations on the red line will be closed.
  • Metro Red Line train hits service stairs, causes delays

    Metro Red Line train hits service stairs, causes delays

    Friday, June 14 2013 5:13 PM EDT2013-06-14 21:13:05 GMT
    Red Line trains are single tracking between Takoma and NoMa-Gallaudet stations due to a disabled train outside Rhode Island Avenue station. Shortly after noon, the outbound train is believed to have struck an object on the wayside of the track.
    Red Line trains are single tracking between Takoma and NoMa-Gallaudet stations due to a disabled train outside Rhode Island Avenue station. Shortly after noon, the outbound train is believed to have struck an object on the wayside of the track.
  • New safeguards on Metro after Red Line train fire

    New safeguards on Metro after Red Line train fire

    Thursday, June 13 2013 10:25 PM EDT2013-06-14 02:25:20 GMT
    There are new details into the cause of the fiery explosion on a Metro train. The fire broke out last month in Silver Spring after two cables came in contact and caused arcing.On Thursday, the transit agency says it has put in new safeguards to prevent this same thing from happening again. The two cables should have never come in contact."The cleat broke, and the cable fell off," Metro Deputy General Manager of Operations Robert Troup told the Safety and Security Committee.The cleat is simila...
    There are new details into the cause of the fiery explosion on a Metro train. The fire broke out last month in Silver Spring after two cables came in contact and caused arcing.On Thursday, the transit agency says it has put in new safeguards to prevent this same thing from happening again. The two cables should have never come in contact."The cleat broke, and the cable fell off," Metro Deputy General Manager of Operations Robert Troup told the Safety and Security Committee.The cleat is simila...
  • Metro weekend work to affect all 5 rail lines

    Metro weekend work to affect all 5 rail lines

    Friday, June 7 2013 4:44 PM EDT2013-06-07 20:44:34 GMT
    Metro says weekend work will affect all five rail lines, and passengers should expect to wait longer than usual for trains.
    Metro says weekend work will affect all five rail lines, and passengers should expect to wait longer than usual for trains.
  • Metro holds auditions for 'MetroPerforms!'

    Metro holds auditions for 'MetroPerforms!'

    Tuesday, June 4 2013 10:28 PM EDT2013-06-05 02:28:00 GMT
    Metro held open auditions Tuesday for MetroPerforms! and Music on the Mall.
    Metro held open auditions Tuesday for MetroPerforms! and Music on the Mall.
  • Metro to hold auditions for 'MetroPerforms!'

    Metro to hold auditions for 'MetroPerforms!'

    Thursday, May 30 2013 8:37 PM EDT2013-05-31 00:37:12 GMT
    Metro is looking for singers, dancers and musicians to entertain at summer performances outside select stations.
    Metro is looking for singers, dancers and musicians to entertain at summer performances outside select stations.
  • Metro sees ridership fall, driven by rail drop

    Metro sees ridership fall, driven by rail drop

    Thursday, May 30 2013 8:44 AM EDT2013-05-30 12:44:15 GMT
    As Metro ridership falls, some people are moving to other forms of public transit.
    As Metro ridership falls, some people are moving to other forms of public transit.
  • Metro employee charged with stealing 13 defibrillators from transit agency

    Metro employee charged with stealing 13 defibrillators from transit agency

    Friday, May 24 2013 3:33 PM EDT2013-05-24 19:33:40 GMT
    A Metro employee has been arrested and charged with stealing more than a dozen defibrillators from transit agency facilities and selling them online.
    A Metro employee has been arrested and charged with stealing more than a dozen defibrillators from transit agency facilities and selling them online.
  • Police investigate fatal Metrobus crash in Md.

    Police investigate fatal Metrobus crash in Md.

    Thursday, May 23 2013 6:54 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:54:38 GMT
    Montgomery County police are investigating a fatal pedestrian collision involving a Metrobus.
    Montgomery County police are investigating a fatal pedestrian collision involving a Metrobus.
  • Metro worker lends helping hand

    Metro worker lends helping hand

    Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:00 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:00:10 GMT
    Getting around the Metro system is no easy task. There are the fares, the maps and the trains. Now imagine trying to navigate all that as young person with a disability. It's a lot to figure out. But one Metro employee is lending a helping hand to make it easier.
    Getting around the Metro system is no easy task. There are the fares, the maps and the trains. Now imagine trying to navigate all that as young person with a disability. It's a lot to figure out. But one Metro employee is lending a helping hand to make it easier.
  • Metro to shut 5 stations for weekend work

    Metro to shut 5 stations for weekend work

    Thursday, May 16 2013 5:43 PM EDT2013-05-16 21:43:44 GMT
    Metro says it will close a total of five stations on the green and orange lines for weekend work.
    Metro says it will close a total of five stations on the green and orange lines for weekend work.
  • College Park Metro station closing this weekend despite University of Maryland's commencement

    College Park Metro station closing this weekend despite University of Maryland's commencement

    Wednesday, May 15 2013 10:51 PM EDT2013-05-16 02:51:11 GMT

    We are Monitoring Metro with a development affecting potentially thousands of Maryland college students and their families. It is the decision by Metro to close its College Park station this weekend when the University of Maryland is having its commencement. Most intriguing about this is the matter of when the university found out this was going to happen.

    We are Monitoring Metro with a development affecting potentially thousands of Maryland college students and their families. It is the decision by Metro to close its College Park station this weekend when the University of Maryland is having its commencement. Most intriguing about this is the matter of when the university found out this was going to happen.

  • Metro releases preliminary findings of Red Line train fire

    Metro releases preliminary findings of Red Line train fire

    Wednesday, May 15 2013 4:32 PM EDT2013-05-15 20:32:51 GMT
    Metro has not found the main cause of the electrical fire that occurred under a Red Line train Tuesday, but investigators have eliminated track conditions as a factor.
    Metro has not found the main cause of the electrical fire that occurred under a Red Line train Tuesday, but investigators have eliminated track conditions as a factor.
  • Metro train fire on Red Line

    Metro train fire on Red Line

    Wednesday, May 15 2013 12:00 AM EDT2013-05-15 04:00:50 GMT
    Metro train service between Takoma and Forest Glen stations on the Red Line has been restored Tuesday night after a train fire at the Silver Spring station.
    Metro train service between Takoma and Forest Glen stations on the Red Line has been restored Tuesday night after a train fire at the Silver Spring station.
  • Crime Strategies on Metro

    Crime Strategies on Metro

    Sunday, May 12 2013 12:40 PM EDT2013-05-12 16:40:15 GMT
    The Metro Transit Police chief said he wishes every smart phone had the app that allows a user on the internet to locate where the phone is.
    The Metro Transit Police chief said he wishes every smart phone had the app that allows a user on the internet to locate where the phone is.
  • Metro unveils new crime, ridership numbers

    Metro unveils new crime, ridership numbers

    Thursday, May 9 2013 7:35 AM EDT2013-05-09 11:35:58 GMT
    Metro is expected to unveil new crime and ridership numbers at a meeting Thursday.
    Metro is expected to unveil new crime and ridership numbers at a meeting Thursday.
  • Excessive force lawsuit filed against Metro Police

    Excessive force lawsuit filed against Metro Police

    Wednesday, May 8 2013 7:02 PM EDT2013-05-08 23:02:41 GMT
    Two lawsuits have been filed accusing Metro Transit Police officers of physically abusing teenagers in separate incidents. In both cases, the children involved were 14 years old, and both kids are very slight in their builds.
    Two lawsuits have been filed accusing Metro Transit Police officers of physically abusing teenagers in separate incidents. In both cases, the children involved were 14 years old, and both kids are very slight in their builds.
  • Mont. Co.: Metro must take troubled Silver Spring Transit Center

    Mont. Co.: Metro must take troubled Silver Spring Transit Center

    Wednesday, May 1 2013 6:01 PM EDT2013-05-01 22:01:50 GMT
    Officials in Montgomery County said, today, that Metro eventually has to take possession of the long-delayed transit center in Silver Spring. Metro disagrees.
    Officials in Montgomery County said, today, that Metro eventually has to take possession of the long-delayed transit center in Silver Spring. Metro disagrees.
  • Metro: Cracked rail repaired on red line

    Metro: Cracked rail repaired on red line

    Wednesday, May 1 2013 12:37 PM EDT2013-05-01 16:37:53 GMT
    Metro says workers have repaired a cracked rail on the red line and delays should dissipate as rush hour winds down.Trains were using just one track for a time Wednesday morning after a crack was discovered in the electrified third rail near the Rhode Island Avenue station. Metro says both tracks are back in use between the NoMa-Gallaudet and Fort Totten stations, but customers could experience some delays before service returns to normal.
    Metro says workers have repaired a cracked rail on the red line and delays should dissipate as rush hour winds down.Trains were using just one track for a time Wednesday morning after a crack was discovered in the electrified third rail near the Rhode Island Avenue station. Metro says both tracks are back in use between the NoMa-Gallaudet and Fort Totten stations, but customers could experience some delays before service returns to normal.
  • DC schools respond to Metro station brawl

    DC schools respond to Metro station brawl

    Tuesday, April 30 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-05-01 03:34:17 GMT
    School administrators are stepping up efforts to prevent violence among D.C. high school students who ride Metro.
    School administrators are stepping up efforts to prevent violence among D.C. high school students who ride Metro.
  • Wild student brawl at Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro station caught on camera

    Wild student brawl at Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro station caught on camera

    Monday, April 29 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-04-30 03:34:48 GMT
    A wild brawl involving local students was caught on camera. The chaos broke out in the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro station around 4 p.m. Friday as kids were heading home from school.
    A wild brawl involving local students was caught on camera. The chaos broke out in the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro station around 4 p.m. Friday as kids were heading home from school.
  • Metro to shut part of red line for weekend work

    Metro to shut part of red line for weekend work

    Thursday, April 25 2013 7:05 PM EDT2013-04-25 23:05:36 GMT
    Metro says part of the red line will be shut down for weekend work.
    Metro says part of the red line will be shut down for weekend work.
  • 15 people injured after Metrobus collides with van

    15 people injured after Metrobus collides with van

    Saturday, April 13 2013 8:44 PM EDT2013-04-14 00:44:34 GMT
    Fifteen people have been injured after a Metrobus collided with a minivan in Washington.
    Fifteen people have been injured after a Metrobus collided with a minivan in Washington.
  • Man falls onto Metro tracks, saved by others on platform

    Man falls onto Metro tracks, saved by others on platform

    Friday, April 12 2013 7:19 PM EDT2013-04-12 23:19:05 GMT
    A preoccupied Metro-rail passenger fell off a platform, Thursday evening, just as a train was pulling into the station. Two "Good Samaritans" pulled the dazed man to safety, seconds before the train roared past. Grainy surveillance video captured the incident.
    A preoccupied Metro-rail passenger fell off a platform, Thursday evening, just as a train was pulling into the station. Two "Good Samaritans" pulled the dazed man to safety, seconds before the train roared past. Grainy surveillance video captured the incident.
  • Train operator photographed looking at cell phone "no longer" works at Metro

    Train operator photographed looking at cell phone "no longer" works at Metro

    Friday, April 12 2013 6:17 PM EDT2013-04-12 22:17:05 GMT
    PHOTO/Unsuck DC MetroPHOTO/Unsuck DC Metro
    A photo posted Friday on the blog Unsuck DC Metro shows a Metro operator looking at his cell phone while at the controls. In July 2009 Metro instituted a zero tolerance policy for operator use of cell phones, texting devices .A Metro spokesperson tells FOX 5’s John Henrehan the operator “no longer” works at Metro.
    A photo posted Friday on the blog Unsuck DC Metro shows a Metro operator looking at his cell phone while at the controls. In July 2009 Metro instituted a zero tolerance policy for operator use of cell phones, texting devices .A Metro spokesperson tells FOX 5’s John Henrehan the operator “no longer” works at Metro.
  • New passenger safety campaign for Metro

    New passenger safety campaign for Metro

    Thursday, April 11 2013 5:44 PM EDT2013-04-11 21:44:27 GMT
    Managers at Metro on Thursday unveiled details of a new passenger safety campaign. In fact, there are two campaigns: one aimed at modifying unsafe passenger behavior during emergencies, and one aimed at modifying unsafe routine passenger behavior, like running on train platforms.
    Managers at Metro on Thursday unveiled details of a new passenger safety campaign. In fact, there are two campaigns: one aimed at modifying unsafe passenger behavior during emergencies, and one aimed at modifying unsafe routine passenger behavior, like running on train platforms.
  • Metro plans to triple number of security cameras

    Metro plans to triple number of security cameras

    Monday, April 1 2013 10:11 AM EDT2013-04-01 14:11:01 GMT
    Metro plans to add surveillance cameras to its rail cars for the first time and is spending millions of dollars to triple the number of surveillance cameras monitoring its stations and parking garages.
    Metro plans to add surveillance cameras to its rail cars for the first time and is spending millions of dollars to triple the number of surveillance cameras monitoring its stations and parking garages.
  • Person struck by train at Dupont Circle Metro station

    Person struck by train at Dupont Circle Metro station

    Wednesday, February 5 2014 9:15 PM EST2014-02-06 02:15:24 GMT
    Metro says a person was struck by a train at the Dupont Circle station Wednesday evening.
    Metro says a person was struck by a train at the Dupont Circle station Wednesday evening.
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