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Fiscal Year 2018 proposed service adjustments

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The following service adjustments are all proposed by Metro and the local jurisdictions as possible solutions to help close the budget gap.

Metrorail

Weekday Rush Hour adjustments

Orange Line Silver Line Green Line Yellow LineOrange, Silver, Green and Yellow Lines: every 6 minutes to every 8 minutes
Blue LineBlue Line: every 12 minutes to every 8 minutes
Red LineRed Line: Silver Spring to Grosvenor: every 3 minutes to every 4 minutes
Red LineRed Line: Shady Grove to Glenmont: every 6 minutes to every 8 minutes
Yellow LineEliminate Rush Plus Yellow Line service (Franconia-Springfield to Greenbelt)

Weekday Non-Rush Hour & Weekend adjustments

Red Line Blue Line Orange Line Green Line Yellow Line Silver Line Reduce the frequency of all train lines from every 12 minutes to every 15 minutes
Red Line Change where Red Line ends - every other train in the direction of Shady Grove ends at Grosvenor instead
Silver Line Change where Silver Line ends - every other train in the direction of Largo Town Center ends at Stadium-Armory instead. Weekday, midday service would continue to end at Largo Town Center

Metrobus

The following are routes by jurisdiction and a description of the proposed change for each route. Travel alternatives are listed on some routes. These may only serve segments of the proposed eliminated service and should not be considered a direct replacement. The proposed elimination of routes 15K, 18R, 18S and B27 will impact the MetroAccess service area.

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District of Columbia
5A (DC-Dulles/Airport Express)
Eliminate service or raise fare (see proposed fare adjustments).
Travel alternatives: Silver Line; Fairfax Connector 981, 983; Washington Flyer Silver Line Express

37 (Wisconsin Ave Limited)
Eliminate service.
Travel alternatives: 30N, 30S, 33, N2

G9 (Rhode Island Ave Limited) G9 is a new MetroExtra route scheduled to begin March 2017.
Extend route along Eastern Avenue and Fort Lincoln Drive NE to new terminal at Fort Lincoln Drive NE and 33rd Place.

H6 (Brookland-Fort Lincoln) and B8, B9 (Fort Lincoln Shuttle)
Modify Route H6 to serve Rhode Island Ave and Brookland-CUA stations with service to Commodore Joshua Barney Drive NE and weekday midday service to Colmar Manor. Eliminate routes B8 and B9.

S2, S4 (16th Street) & S9 (16th Street Limited)
Replace some Route S2 and S4 local trips with Route S9 limited-stop trips on weekdays and Saturdays.

Maryland
B27 (Bowie-New Carrollton)
Eliminate service. Elimination of this route will impact the MetroAccess service area.
Travel alternatives: B21, B22

B30 (Greenbelt-BWI/Airport Express)
Eliminate service or reduce service frequency to every 60 minutes and/or raise fare (see proposed fare adjustments)
Travel alternative: MARC Penn Line

C8 (College Park-White Flint)
Modify route by eliminating route segment between Glenmont and White Flint stations.
Travel alternatives: Red Line; C4; Ride On 10, 44

C11, C13 (Clinton)
Reduce rush hour service frequency to every 20 minutes.

F1, F2 (Chillum Road)
Reduce rush hour service frequency to every 35 minutes.

H11, H12, H13 (Marlow Heights-Temple Hills)
Reduce rush hour service frequency to every 25 minutes.

J1 (Bethesda-Silver Spring)
Eliminate service.
Travel alternatives: Red Line; J2, J3, L8; Ride On 33

J5 (Twinbrook-Silver Spring)
Eliminate service.
Travel alternatives: Red Line; J2, J3; Ride On 46

J7, J9 (I-270 Express)
Eliminate service.
Travel alternatives: Red Line; Ride On 55

P17, P18, P19 (Oxon Hill-Fort Washington)
Eliminate service or modify routes P17 and P19 to operate between Southern Ave Station and Fort Washington instead of downtown DC.
Travel alternatives: TheBus 35, 35S

T2 (River Road)
Reduce rush hour service frequency to every 30 minutes.

T14 (Rhode Island Ave-New Carrollton)
Reduce rush hour service frequency to every 30 minutes.

W13, W14 (Bock Road)
Eliminate service or modify line to end at Southern Ave Station instead of downtown DC and/or extend to Accokeek Park & Ride.

W19 (Indian Head Express)
Eliminate service.
Travel alternatives: MTA Commuter Bus 640, 650

Z7 (Laurel-Burtonsville Express)
Modify route by eliminating service between Burtonsville and South Laurel or reducing rush hour service frequency to every 35 minutes on the entire route.

Z11 (Greencastle-Briggs Chaney)
Modify route by eliminating service between Greencastle and Burtonsville, and reducing rush hour service frequency between Castle Boulevard and Greencastle to every 20 minutes.

Virginia
1C (Fair Oaks-Fairfax Blvd)
Eliminate service.
Travel alternatives: 1A; Fairfax Connector 605, 621, 623; Fairfax City CUE

2B (Fair Oaks-Jermantown Rd)
Eliminate service.
Travel alternatives: 1A; Fairfax Connector 466, 605, 621, 623; Fairfax City CUE

2T (Tysons Corner-Dunn Loring)
Eliminate service.
Travel alternatives: Fairfax Connector 461, 462, 463

3T (Pimmit Hills-Falls Church)
Eliminate service.
Travel alternatives: 28A; Fairfax Connector 721

5A (DC-Dulles/Airport Express)
Eliminate service or raise fare (see proposed fare adjustments)
Travel alternatives: Silver Line; Fairfax Connector 981, 983; Washington Flyer Silver Line Express

7X (Lincolnia-Pentagon)
Eliminate service.
Travel alternative: 7W

13Y (Arlington-Union Station)
Eliminate service.

15K, 15L (Chain Bridge Road)
Eliminate service. Elimination of this route will impact the MetroAccess service area.
Travel alternatives: 23A, 23T; Fairfax Connector 721

16G, 16H, 16K (Columbia Heights West-Pentagon City)
Modify Route 16H to provide two-way service 7 days a week between 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. with service every 10 minutes during weekday rush hours and service every 20 minutes at other times. The Route 16G and 16K designations would be eliminated.
Travel alternatives: ART 41, 45

16X (Columbia Pike-Federal Triangle)
Shorten route by eliminating service between Pentagon Transit Center and Federal Triangle Station via 14th Street, Independence Avenue, 7th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.
Travel alternatives: Blue and Yellow Lines

17A, 17B, 17F, 17M (Kings Park)
Eliminate service.
Travel alternatives: 17G, 17H, 17K, 17L; Fairfax Connector 306

18P, 18R, 18S (Burke Centre)
Eliminate service. Elimination of this route will impact the MetroAccess service area. Travel alternatives: 18G, 18H, 18J; Blue Line; Fairfax Connector 305, 310, 313 (313 is a new Fairfax Connector route scheduled to begin June 2017.)

26A (Annandale-East Falls Church)
Extend route to West Falls Church Station during rush hour via Washington Street and Broad Street, Great Falls Street and Haycock Road, or create new route.

28X (Leesburg Pike Limited)
Eliminate service.
Travel alternatives: 26A, 28A

REX (Richmond Highway Express)
Extend route to Fort Belvoir Post Exchange/ Commissary and reduce weekday midday service frequency to every 40 minutes.

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