March 19-20, 2017 Metrobus Service Adjustments

Advisory Effective: 3/15/17 - 4/6/17

On Sunday, March 19, 2017 service adjustments will be made to routes 83, 86 and W4. New route G9 will begin service along Rhode Island Avenue starting March 20, 2017. 

G9 Rhode Island Avenue Limited (NEW)

  • On March 20, new MetroExtra limited-stop service will operate weekdays during peak periods. The new route will operate eastbound and westbound between Eastern Avenue and Franklin Square and will operate approximately every 15 minutes.

83, 86 College Park

  • On March 19, PM peak-period short trips on route 83 operating between Rhode Island Avenue Metrorail station and Mount Rainier will be eliminated due to the extra service provided by new route G9. The following trips that depart Rhode Island Avenue Metrorail station will be eliminated: 4:15 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 5:45 p.m., and 6:15 p.m.
  • The current weekday 83 trip departing Rhode Island Avenue Metrorail station at 8:55 p.m. will operate as a route 86 trip to close a 1 hour and 40 minute gap between route 86 trips.

W4 Deanwood-Alabama Avenue

  • The timetable has been updated to show a 7:08 a.m. trip from Deanwood that was added in January to help reduce overcrowding.