Metro News Release

For immediate release: August 23, 2011

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Metro Earthquake Update 2
Issued 3:25 p.m.


  • All Metrorail trains will continue to operate at 15 mph until further notice as Metro personnel perform track inspections of the entire rail system. 
  • Customers should expect significant delays on Metrorail until further notice due to the reduced operating speed. 
  • The speed restriction is likely to remain in place for several hours and will likely affect the evening commute.
  • At Union Station, the Massachusetts Avenue entrance has been closed.  Customers should usea the First Street entrance instead.


  • All Metrobus routes are operating with delays due to traffic signal outages and evacuating traffic.

Additional information will follow.

News release issued at 3:20 pm, August 23, 2011.

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