Red Line Riders: We want to hear from you!
Metro is considering running more trains to Shady Grove during rush hour. This would limit the number of trains that "turn back" at Grosvenor-Strathmore.
Currently during rush hour, Red Line trains arrive every 8 minutes (7.5 trains per hour) between Shady Grove and Glenmont. Additional service operates between Grosvenor and Silver Spring, with trains arriving every 4 minutes (15 trains per hour) between those stations.Metro is considering two service alternatives that would increase service at Shady Grove, Rockville, Twinbrook and White Flint. Service levels for the rest of the Red Line would not change in any of these alternatives.
- Alternative A: Full elimination of the Grosvenor "turn back," which would extend service to Shady Grove for all trains that currently turn back at Grosvenor. Trains would arrive every 4 minutes (15 trains per hour).
- Alternative B: Partial elimination of the Grosvenor "turn back," which would extend service to Shady Grove for approximately half of the trains that currently turn back at Grosvenor. Trains would arrive on average every 5 minutes (12 trains per hour).
- Alternative C: No change. Trains would continue to arrive every 8 minutes (7.5 trains per hour).
The feedback period has ended. Your comments will be provided to the WMATA Board of Directors in July 2018 for consideration. If any adjustments are approved, they will take place in December 2018.