Metro CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld announced this morning that trains on both lines started operating every six minutes on weekdays from 5 to 10 a.m. and 2 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday. Both lines had been running on eight minute rush-hour intervals at the station since Nov. 9.
Prior to that, trains on both lines bypassed the station during rush hour since Sep. 25, when a fire damaged the substation that provides power to the station.
Repairs to the substation were completed last week, according to a news release from Metro.
“I want to thank the Metro customers who stayed with us despite less frequent service and crowding,” Wiedefeld said in a statement.” “We know there is more work ahea to rebuild rider confidence and make service reliable.”
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