Advisory

Posted: Jun 26, 2012 Expiration: Jul 31, 2012

Blue Line: Rush+ service information

Metro is enhancing rush hour to serve more customers, reduce crowding and provide new transfer-free travel opportunities. It's all called Rush+ and it begins June 18, 2012.

Rush+ will improve service for nearly 110,000 customers on the Green, Yellow, Blue and Orange lines. Twenty-one stations will get more frequent service with six additional trains every hour of rush hour.

For 33,500 Blue and Yellow Line customers in Virginia, Rush+ will increase the share of Yellow Line trains, meaning more direct and faster access to downtown via the Yellow Line bridge. A smaller number (about 16,000) weekday peak-period customers who travel on Blue Line trains via Arlington Cemetery will experience a maximum of six-minutes additional waiting time for a train.

On the new Metro map, new Yellow Line trains that operate between Franconia-Springfield and Greenbelt are shown by extending the Yellow Line – with dashed lines to indicate "rush-hour only "– to both new endpoints. Regular Yellow Line service between Huntington and Mt. Vernon Sq will have the same number of trains and will be shown with a solid Yellow Line. 

Here is a station-by-station breakdown of the changes:

Franconia-Springfield, Van Dorn Street

During rush hour, your station will now be served by Blue and Yellow line trains.

Every hour of rush hour:

  • 3 new Yellow Line trains in each direction will provide more direct service to and from DC and Maryland.  These new trains will operate between Franconia-Springfield and Greenbelt.
  • 3 fewer Blue Line trains will operate in each direction.  Some customers may wait up to six additional minutes for a Blue Line train.  Bus service options also are available between Crystal City and Rosslyn.
  • Check the destination sign before boarding to confirm your train’s destination.

King St-Old Town, Braddock Road, Reagan National Airport, Crystal City, Pentagon City, Pentagon

During rush hour, your station will be served by the same number of trains – but slightly more Yellow Line, and slightly fewer Blue Line trains.

Every hour of rush hour:

  • 3 new Yellow Line trains in each direction will provide more direct service to and from DC and Maryland.  These new trains will operate between Franconia-Springfield and Greenbelt.
  • 3 fewer Blue Line trains will operate in each direction.  Some customers may wait up to six additional minutes for a Blue Line train.  New bus service options will also be available between Crystal City and Rosslyn.

Arlington Cemetery

During rush hours, there will be 3 fewer Blue Line trains per hour in each direction.  Some customers may wait up to six additional minutes for a train. 

Rosslyn, Foggy Bottom, Farragut West, McPherson Sq, Metro Center, Federal Triangle, Smithsonian, L'Enfant Plaza, Federal Center SW, Capitol South, Eastern Market, Potomac Ave, Stadium Armory

During rush hour, these stations will be served by the same number of trains – but slightly more Orange Line, and slightly fewer Blue Line trains.

Every hour of rush hour:

  • 3 more Orange Line trains to Vienna
  • 3 more Orange Line trains to Largo Town Center (not New Carrollton).
  • 3 fewer Blue Line trains will operate in each direction. Some customers may wait up to six additional minutes for a Blue Line train. Bus service options also are available between Crystal City and Rosslyn.
  • Check the destination sign before boarding to confirm your train’s destination.

Benning Road, Capitol Heights, Addison Road, Morgan Boulevard, Largo Town Center

During rush hour, your station will now be served by Blue and Orange line trains.
Every hour of rush hour:

  • Customers traveling to DC will have the option of using an Orange Line train or Blue Line train.
  • 3 new Orange Line trains in each direction will operate between Largo Town Center and Vienna, providing the option of a transfer-free ride for customers traveling to Orange Line stations in Virginia.
  • 3 fewer Blue Line trains in each direction. Check the destination sign on the side of the train to confirm the destination.

For more Blue Line Rush+ information, please see the video below.

For complete Rush+ details, please visit wmata.com/rushplus.

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