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Metro Trains to Skip Stadium-Armory Station During Rush Hour

by Andrew Ramonas — September 28, 2015 at 9:15 am 1 Comment

Stadium-Armory Metro Station (Photo via Flickr/NCinDC)Some Metro riders could lose access to the Stadium-Armory Metro station for months as the transit agency works to repair a power substation that caught fire last week.

Only Blue Line trains will stop at the station during the morning and evening rush hours beginning tomorrow, according to Metro. Orange and Silver line trains will bypass the station during those times.

Metro’s rush-hour service is weekdays from 5 to 10 a.m. and 2 to 7:30 p.m.

Commuters who need to travel from Stadium-Armory to Orange Line stations east of that stop can use free shuttle buses for their journeys.

Last Monday, a 9-megawatt power substation that helps power Metro trains near RFK Stadium caught fire. Later that week, Metro reduced the number and speed of trains that pass through the station to avoid overloading the system.

Repairs to the substation are expected to take more than six months.

Photo via Flickr/NCinDC

  • Algebra 301

    If WMATA can reduce congestion by skipping one station, how many stations must they skip in order to eliminate congestion altogether?

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