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Metro Resumes Regular Weekday Schedule After Sandy

Washington’s Metro system is operating a normal weekday schedule for the first commute after superstorm Sandy.

10/31/2012

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Metro: No Decisions On Service Changes For Sandy; Amtrak Cancels Some Trains

The D.C.-area transit system says most of its preparations for Hurricane Sandy are complete, but it’s still unclear how or whether the storm will impact service.

10/27/2012

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Metro Planning Weekend Work On 4 Of 5 Lines

Metro says track work on the red, orange, green and blue lines will affect train riders over the weekend.

10/25/2012

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D.C. Shows Off New Trains; Upgrading 1970s Look

The nation’s capital city is showing off a sleek new design for its subway trains, the biggest visible change to the cars since the system opened in the late 1970s.

10/10/2012

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Buses, Trains On Weekend Schedule For Columbus Day

Trains and buses in Washington are running on a weekend schedule for the Columbus Day holiday.

10/08/2012

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Amtrak To Run Test Trains At 165 MPH In Northeast

Amtrak is going to break the speed limit this week in the Northeast Corridor. The rail service announced Monday it will operate test trains overnight at 165 mph in four stretches from Maryland to Massachusetts.

09/24/2012

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Preservationists Warn About Union Station Changes

Preservationists say proposed upgrades to Washington’s Union Station could jeopardize its standing as an architectural icon.

08/06/2012

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Metro Work To Affect 4 Lines Over Weekend

Metro says buses will replace trains on parts of the blue and red lines this weekend.

07/25/2012

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Woodworker Restores Cars At Walkersville Railroad

Larry Braun, a woodworker for Walkersville Southern Railroad, finds his work hard and unpredictable, but rewarding.

07/19/2012

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Metro OKs $2.5B Budget, Fares Increasing In July

Metro’s board of directors has unanimously approved a $2.5 billion spending plan.

05/25/2012

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Purple Line Imperils Bethesda Recreation Trail

Maryland transit planners say it’s too expensive and impractical to keep a popular recreation trail inside a downtown Bethesda tunnel alongside future Purple Line trains.

02/26/2012

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Rail Commuter Group Proposes Improvements To MARC Service

There’s encouraging news for rail passengers who use MARC train in and out of Baltimore. You could soon get a chance to ride, both nights and weekends.

01/06/2012

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