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As the District continues to remove snow from its streets, Metro will run all its bus routes under a “light” snow plan beginning Thursday morning, meaning some detours will steer buses away from “hilly terrain, narrow streets and other problem areas,” according to a release.
Metro will lift these detours on a rolling basis, the agency says. As for the rail system, trains will operate with eight minute headways during rush hour; downtown trains will arrive about every four minutes. All stations will be open.
“Rail customers are advised that, due to reduced car availability following the blizzard, trains may be more crowded than usual,” Metro explains.” Ridership is lighter during the ‘shoulders’ of the rush hour: before 7:30 a.m. and after 9 a.m. in the morning, and before 4 p.m. or after 6:30 p.m. in the evening.”
MetroAccess, the agency’s service for those with disabilities, will strive to provide “curb-to-curb service” if not “door-to-door” service
Photo by Darrow Montgomery