Tuesday, March 08, 2016

WMATA: With spring in the air, Metro announces five consecutive weekends of regular service, largely free of track work and Metro service information for - Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K, Saturday, March 12

From: Barnes, Dianne (SMD 5E09) [mailto:5E09@anc.dc.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 3:07 PM
To: Barnes, Dianne (SMD 5E09) <5E09@anc.dc.gov>
Subject: FW:
With spring in the air, Metro announces five consecutive weekends of regular service, largely free of track work and Metro service information for - Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K, Saturday, March 12



Community Awareness:  Please review and share.


Respectfully Submitted By,
C. Dianne Barnes, Commissioner
Cell: 202-409-7155
Email:  5E09@anc.dc.gov







________________________________________

From: Chisholm, Ann [AChisholm@wmata.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 1:09 PM
To: Chisholm, Ann
Subject: With spring in the air, Metro announces five consecutive weekends of regular service, largely free of track work  and Metro service information for - Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K, Saturday, March 12

Metro News Release

For immediate release: March 8, 2016

With spring in the air, Metro announces five consecutive weekends of regular service, largely free of track work

[http://www.wmata.com/Images/Mrel/MF_Uploads/cb-web.jpg?]

In a sign that spring has finally arrived in the National Capital Region, Metro today announced five consecutive weekends of regular service--largely free of track work--for the 2016 Cherry Blossom season, a time when weekend ridership can nearly double.

This year, trains will run at regular weekend intervals over the following weekends*:

·       March 19-20

·       March 26-27

·       April 2-3

·       April 9-10

·       April 16-17


* Note: On these weekends, Metro may schedule track work after 10 p.m. on Sunday nights when ridership is extremely light. On March 19-20, Metro will single track at Glenmont Station on the Red Line; however, Red Line trains will continue to operate at regular weekend intervals.

In addition, track work this upcoming weekend (March 12-13) will be limited to just three stations on the Red Line and two stations on the Yellow Line. Specifically:

·       On the Red Line, riders at Glenmont, Wheaton and Forest Glen will be served by a shuttle train to/from Silver Spring every 20 minutes throughout the weekend. Customers should transfer between trains at Silver Spring to continue their trip.

·       On the Yellow Line Sunday morning, buses will replace trains at Eisenhower Ave and Huntington stations as Metro conducts an emergency response drill. Service at these stations will be normal all day Saturday and after the exercise concludes on Sunday afternoon.

·       All other stations will have regular Metrorail service throughout the weekend.


Travel Tips

Metro encourages all customers to consider the following travel advice for a more pleasant trip during Cherry Blossom season:

·       Travel at off-peak times. Trains and stations are always more crowded during Cherry Blossom season. Visitors are encouraged to travel during non-rush hour times and avoid travelling at the peak of evening rush hour (4 to 6 p.m.) when trains are most crowded.

·       Avoid Smithsonian. Smithsonian Station can become extremely busy with visitors at this time of year. Consider L’Enfant Plaza, Archives, Arlington Cemetery or Federal Triangle stations instead.

·       Buy in advance. Load your SmarTrip card with enough value for your entire roundtrip, in advance.

·       Multiple trips? Consider a One-Day Pass. For maximum convenience, visitors can purchase an unlimited One-Day Pass for $14.50 at any station. The pass allows you to take an unlimited number of Metrorail trips on the day it is used, through system closing time.

Reminder: Metro no longer accepts paper farecards to enter or exit the system. You can purchase a new SmarTrip card for $2 at any Metrorail station. (If you still have a paper farecard, you can transfer the value to a new SmarTrip card at most Metrorail stations or any Metro sales office. See a station manager for assistance.)

________________________________


For More Information

National Cherry Blossom Festival website<http://nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/>



News release issued at 10:52 am, March 8, 2016.


Advisory

Posted: Mar 07, 2016 Expiration: Mar 12, 2016

Metro service information for - Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K, Saturday, March 12

Metro service information for Rock 'N Roll Marathon, Saturday, March 12 On Saturday, Metrorail will open two hours early (at 5AM) for the Rock N Roll Marathon.


Metrorail service

Metrorail will open two hours early, at 5 a.m., on Saturday, March 12, for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon.

Marathon runners should use Metro Center <http://www.wmata.com/rail/station_detail.cfm?station_id=1> (Red, Orange/Silver/Blue) Federal Triangle<http://wmata.com/rail/station_detail.cfm?station_id=53> (Orange/Silver/Blue),Smithsonian<http://wmata.com/rail/station_detail.cfm?station_id=54> (Orange/Silver/Blue) or Archives<http://wmata.com/rail/station_detail.cfm?station_id=81> (Green/Yellow) stations to access the start line. 5K runners should use Stadium-Armory <http://www.wmata.com/rail/station_detail.cfm?station_id=63> (Orange/Silver/Blue) station to access the 5K start line.


Due to scheduled rebuilding, customers should note the following service changes:

·       Red Line trains operate in 2 segments, Shady Grove to Silver Spring & Silver Spring to Glenmont.

·       Orange, Silver, Blue, Yellow and Green line trains will operate at normal weekend intervals.

Metrobus service

Metrobus riders should expect delays. Please allow additional travel time and use Metrorail if possible. You can transfer from Metrobus to Metrorail for free during the event by asking your bus operator for a special transfer.Full list of Metrobus detours<http://www.wmata.com/rider_tools/metro_service_status/advisories.cfm?AID=5476&t=bus>.

·       All service north of Constitution Avenue (detours expected until early afternoon)

When the race begins, buses north of the course will turn back at a point near a rail station, if possible, resuming their regular routes into Downtown DC as streets reopen.



·       All service south of Constitution Avenue (detours expected through mid-afternoon)

There will be no regular service from the start of the race until the runners clear the Downtown area. Service south of Constitution Avenue will be restored as streets become available. Other Southeast locations will return to regular service after the race ends.



Travel Tips

·       Load enough value on your SmarTrip for your entire roundtrip in advance to avoid lines.

·       All three races finish at RFK Stadium.  When departing, please use both entrances to Stadium-Armory to minimize wait times.

·       Rock 'n' Roll Marathon interactive road closure map<http://www.runrocknroll.com/dc/the-races/road-closures/>



The two-hour Metrorail early opening is funded through an agreement with event organizers.





Advisory



Posted: Mar 07, 2016 Expiration: Mar 12, 2016



Metro service information for - Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K, Saturday, March 12



Metro service information for Rock 'N Roll Marathon, Saturday, March 12 On Saturday, Metrorail will open two hours early (at 5AM) for the Rock N Roll Marathon.



Metrorail service

Metrorail will open two hours early, at 5 a.m., on Saturday, March 12, for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon.



Marathon runners should use Metro Center <http://www.wmata.com/rail/station_detail.cfm?station_id=1> (Red, Orange/Silver/Blue) Federal Triangle<http://wmata.com/rail/station_detail.cfm?station_id=53> (Orange/Silver/Blue),Smithsonian<http://wmata.com/rail/station_detail.cfm?station_id=54> (Orange/Silver/Blue) or Archives<http://wmata.com/rail/station_detail.cfm?station_id=81> (Green/Yellow) stations to access the start line. 5K runners should use Stadium-Armory <http://www.wmata.com/rail/station_detail.cfm?station_id=63> (Orange/Silver/Blue) station to access the 5K start line.



Due to scheduled rebuilding, customers should note the following service changes:

·       Red Line trains operate in 2 segments, Shady Grove to Silver Spring & Silver Spring to Glenmont.

·       Orange, Silver, Blue, Yellow and Green line trains will operate at normal weekend intervals.



Metrobus service



Metrobus riders should expect delays. Please allow additional travel time and use Metrorail if possible. You can transfer from Metrobus to Metrorail for free during the event by asking your bus operator for a special transfer.Full list of Metrobus detours<http://www.wmata.com/rider_tools/metro_service_status/advisories.cfm?AID=5476&t=bus>.

·       All service north of Constitution Avenue (detours expected until early afternoon)

When the race begins, buses north of the course will turn back at a point near a rail station, if possible, resuming their regular routes into Downtown DC as streets reopen.



·       All service south of Constitution Avenue (detours expected through mid-afternoon)

There will be no regular service from the start of the race until the runners clear the Downtown area. Service south of Constitution Avenue will be restored as streets become available. Other Southeast locations will return to regular service after the race ends.



Travel Tips

·       Load enough value on your SmarTrip for your entire roundtrip in advance to avoid lines.

·       All three races finish at RFK Stadium.  When departing, please use both entrances to Stadium-Armory to minimize wait times.

·       Rock 'n' Roll Marathon interactive road closure map<http://www.runrocknroll.com/dc/the-races/road-closures/>



The two-hour Metrorail early opening is funded through an agreement with event organizers.





Ann E. Chisholm

Government Relations Officer – District of Columbia Office of Government Relations and Policy Office of Chief of Staff

600 5th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20001

202-962-2877

No comments:

Post a Comment