WMATA Green Line Train
WMATA Green Line Train

Washington, DC – Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority – or WMATA has announced that today, February 14th, the WMATA Metro Rail frequencies will be improved on the Blue, Silver, and Orange Lines.

After having pulled the 7000 series cars from service, WMATA has been working hard to restore their “legacy” fleet of 2000, 3000, and 6000 series cars to fully operational states. With more of the legacy cars in an operational state, WMATA has now moved attention to improving frequencies. The goal is to have passengers waiting no longer than 8-10 minutes at stations with shared lines. (Currently, passengers could wait 10-18 minutes at some shared stations).

Below is a list of how the service is to operate starting today on all lines.

  • Blue Line service improved from 24 minutes to a 20 minute frequency with 6 car trains
  • Green Line service remains at a 20 minute frequency with 6 car trains
  • Orange Line service improved from 24 minutes to a 20 minute frequency with 6 car trains
  • Red Line service remains at a 12 minute frequency with 6 car trains
  • Silver Line service improved from 24 minutes to a 20 minute frequency with 6 car trains
  • Yellow Line service remains at a 20 minute frequency with 6 car trains

No official word on when the 7000 series is to return to service, but it seems like this will take longer than usual. Stay tuned guys…

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In May 2012, the original Canon SX130IS retired, and then all videos were recorded off a mobile phone until eventually uploaded proved too difficult due to hardships IRL

Starting in 2017, I used a Canon SX200IS from Bastranz to reboot the channel that otherwise was dead for a whole year prior.

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