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Metro will run most service on all rail lines but the Silver beginning Tuesday, General Manager Paul Wiedefeld said at a press conference Monday afternoon, while buses will operate under a “severe” plan for the second time this week, as they did on Friday.
The transit agency had reopened 79 of its 91 rail stations as of 4 p.m. Monday, according to a release, including most recently on the Green Line. The remaining 12 stations will open “as soon as we feel comfortable” about safety and reliability, Wiedefeld said.
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The Silver Line will not open tomorrow because it was the “hardest hit” by snow, the general manager explained. He said he did not want to “commit” to a time-frame for that line opening until it could be done safely. Metro will charge regular fares Tuesday.
Trains will run on a modified schedule: about every 12 minutes. Wiedefeld said buses would be “ready to roll” on major routes.
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