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May 31, 2017

Four Major Changes Coming to Metro on June 25

by Korrea Johnston

Established in 1967, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), or what we informally call the “Metro,” was created to plan, develop, build, finance, and operate a balanced regional transportation system in the DC metro area. Metro began building its rail system in 1969, acquired four regional bus systems in 1973, and began operating the first phase of Metrorail in 1976. Today, Metrorail serves 91 stations and has 117 miles of track. Metrobus serves the nation’s capital 24 hours a day, seven days a week with 1,500 buses. Metrorail and Metrobus serve a population of approximately 4 million within a 1,500-square mile jurisdiction. And now, it’s time for some change.

In early 2017, Metro’s Board of Directors approved four major changes to the Metro system:

  • a fare increase
  • updated schedule
  • altered hours of operation
  • the renaming of two popular stations

Last week, the service announced that on Sunday, June 25, 2017 these changes will officially take effect. Here’s what you can look forward to:

 

Altered Hours of Operation

Metrorail system hours will be adjusted to provide an additional eight hours of track access weekly to improve safety and service reliability:

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Last train times vary by station. To check the last train times for a particular station, visit wmata.com/stations.

Higher Fares

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Plan a trip after June 25 using TripPlanner at wmata.com to determine new fares. For more detailed information regarding increases to fares, visit wmata.com

 

New Names

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 CLICK HERE FOR A LARGER VIEW OF THE NEW METRORAIL MAP

 

 

Additional Service Changes

Metrorail

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Metrobus

Changes to Metrobus Schedules in Washington, DC:

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Changes to Metrobus Schedules in Maryland:

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Changes to Metrobus Schedules in Virginia:

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Make sure you get yourself familiar with the upcoming changes so you can continue to travel like a local throughout Washington, DC.



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