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Red Line Finally Back to Normal? (Oops…Nevermind)


Update: (Wed, 7/8) Nevermind. Today was back to the same old far-apart trains and no room to board. I had to wait for 2 trains to pass by at 8:10 a.m. before I could finally make my way onto a 3rd train. The whole ride was extremely uncomfortable (no room to raise my hand to ich my nose) and the person next to me was drenched in sweat and had bad BO. WTF…. I think it’s about time we get back to normal service. And they want to raise rates? Ha. By the way… how long will Metro Center’s air conditioning remain out of service? Afterall we do pay more than the average New York subway rider. I thought our benefit was air conditioning in the stations?

Today was a remarkable day. It was the first day since the Metro accident that I was able to get on the first train that pulled up to the Woodley Park stop (and not have to fight my way onto a ridiculously over-crowded train).

For the past 3 weeks, the Red Line has been a complete joke. With trains running at slower speeds and less frequent, it has been all but impossible to get on a train between 8 and 9 a.m.

Even though speeds were back to normal on Friday, yesterday wasn’t any better along the Red Line. Today,
well it appeared they were running much more frequent.

Let’s hope it stays this way or I’m about to go back to driving to work.

I took this photo from my iPhone at Metro Center last week during afternoon rush hour

I took this photo from my iPhone at Metro Center last week during afternoon rush hour


  1. Bryan Mcshane

    July 7, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    I would have to agree! Things looked much better today.

  2. Mike

    July 9, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    where is the stimulous money? why doesn’t metro get off their butt and spend some $$ to fix these problems including the air cond.

  3. jamin joe

    July 16, 2009 at 9:18 am

    The metro will never get back to normal. my commute has trippled since the accident. i think they should lower rates because their service blows.

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