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Metro Openings for Wednesday 1/27 | News Release | WMATA

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Posted: Jan 26, 2016 Expiration: Jan 27, 2016

Metro service information for Wednesday, January 27

Metro today announced the following Metrobus and Metrorail service for tomorrow:


Metrobus will begin service on a “moderate” weather service plan on Wednesday. Under the moderate service plan, Metrobus service will be available on 160 regional commuter routes. Additionally, Metro will run the 32 Metrobus school trips to the extent possible, given road conditions.

Bus riders are advised that even on routes where service is operating, delays and detours are possible due to road conditions. More information on how buses operate under a moderate snow plan

Additional bus routes will be restored when it is safe to do so. Metro continues to encourage riders to sign up for MetroAlerts to receive email or text-message updates for their specific routes.  To sign up, visit www.wmata.com/metroalerts.


The Metrorail system will open at 5 a.m. on the Red, Orange, Blue, Green and Yellow lines.

It is not yet known whether service can be restored on the Silver Line in time for Metro’s 5 a.m. opening due to ongoing ice and snow clearing efforts. However, in the event that rail service is not restored on the Silver Line, free shuttle buses will be provided beginning at 5 a.m. between all Silver Line stations and West Falls Church, where connections can be made to the Orange Line.

Metrorail service will operate on a modified weekday service with trains running every 8 minutes on each line. Stations that are served by multiple lines will see more frequent service. Note: Rush Plus Yellow Line service (between Franconia-Springfield and Greenbelt) will not operate; however, Blue Line trains will run every 8 minutes to compensate.


  • MetroAccess service was restored Tuesday and will be available tomorrow; however, some locations may be unavailable for door-to-door service. Delays and service impacts are possible due to road conditions.
  • The MetroAccess telephone call center will be open regular operating hours to assist customers with scheduling reservations.

How to stay informed


Travel Tips

  • Before you start your trip, find out how Metro is serving your area and don’t let yourself get stranded once you’re out.
  • Dress warmly. You may be outside longer than normal.
  • Do not stand in the street while waiting for a bus. Wait for the bus to come to a complete stop before approaching the vehicle.
  • Use extreme caution when walking on exposed surfaces, including parking lots and station platforms. Never run for a bus or train.
  • Report any unsafe conditions to a Metro employee.

For additional snow information, visit wmata.com/snow.


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