Friday, December 28, 2012
Passengers offloaded at Gallery Place station, mother taken to George Washington hospital.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Ben Gross
Friday, December 28, 2012
A young woman went into labor on the Metro's red line during rush hour on Thursday afternoon. A story in the Washington Post describes the woman as being "in her early 20s" and "sitting in the first row of seats on a rail car." The woman's water broke on a train headed for Grovesnor-Strathmore, prior to the Gallery Place station, where the other passengers were offloaded. Metro's chief spokesperson, Dan Stessel, told the Post that the woman was "in labor, but stable." Twitter and other social media outlets quickly spread the news, with one user calling it "my nightmare" and another seemingly a bit more in the holiday spirit, calling the event "a good reason for delays." According to the article, the incident caused a 15-20 minute delay. …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The prevention program costs about $250,000, according to The Washington Post.
Metro is hoping a new ad campaign will help prevent suicides at its stations. This program is a direct response to incidents since 2009 in which 33 people jumped in front of Metro trains, according to a Washington Post report. Twenty-six of those died, the Post said. One of the latest deaths occurred in early August, when a man jumped in front of a train as it approached the Rockville station. The man intentionally placed himself in front of the Red Line train headed northbound toward the Shady Grove station, officials said. By the end of September, 13 stations will have signs posting prevention hotline numbers and other ways to get help. About 300 posters will be posted throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority …
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Green Line looks good, but watch out for work hot spots if you're transferring to another line.
Green Liners should have a pretty easy time of it this weekend, with no work slated for the Green Line; but look out for work hot spots if you’re transferring to the Blue, Yellow, Red or Orange lines. 10 p.m. Friday through closing Sunday (Blue, Yellow, Red and Orange) Blue and Yellow Lines Red Line Blue Line Orange Line This is a summary of Metro's announcements for the weekend. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority lists further details.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Green liners catch a break this weekend, if they have no transfers planned.
After major work on the Green Line last weekend, this week Green catches a break. But if you’re transferring to the Red Line there’s some major track work going on that might affect your commute. There’s also Orange and Blue line work going on between two stations that may affect Green Line transfers. Green Line – No work announced Red Line – 10 p.m. Friday through closing on Sunday Orange and Blue Line – 10 p.m. Friday through closing on Sunday This is a summary of Metro's announcements for the weekend. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority lists further details.
Friday, October 14, 2011
Greenliners should fare well, unless they have plans to transfer to another line.
Green Liners you’ll catch a break this weekend, Oct. 14 through Oct. 15, unless you’re planning to transfer to Red, Blue, Orange or Yellow lines. Watch out for construction hot spots on any of the above. But the good news is, Sunday is construction free, and Metro will open two hours early, at 5 a.m., to accommodate the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial events. Construction planned from 10 p.m. Friday through closing on Saturday. Red Line Blue and Orange Lines Blue and Yellow Lines
Friday, August 26, 2011
The big news for Aug. 26 - 28 is metro is deploying chainsaws.
What's up with the Green Line you ask. Well first, the same thing that's up with all the lines: Metro is getting ready for the forecasted arrival of Hurricane Irene. Crews have placed more than 2,000 sandbags around escalators at Metro stations, particularly those that tend to have flooding issues. And, get this, Metro announced, "Chainsaws are being deployed." No, I'm not making this up. TheFreeDictionary.com defines deployed as, "To position (troops) in readiness for combat, as along a front or line." Oh the mental pictures! I guess I'm not the only one who scrunched her face up at those words, because Metro had to print a clarification on that one. Now, in glaring red letters across the top of its hurricane news release, it has …