Metrobus Service Changes Coming March 30, 2014

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Metrobus is making changes to several bus routes, including the popular 10 routes that travel through Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, on March 30, 2014. These changes will include more trips on several routes, and are expected to improve reliability and reduce crowding.

Via WMATA

The Better Bus initiative includes more limited-stop MetroExtra routes and refinements to 11 existing priority corridors. Under the program, more than 150,000 customers—roughly one third of all weekday bus customers—will benefit from more frequent service, additional capacity, or expanded hours of operation.

Many of these changes are the direct result of passenger feedback and a comprehensive study conducted on several routes to provide faster travel times and improved connections.

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Routes 9A, 9E – Huntington-Pentagon

  • A new schedule will reflect trip time adjustments.
  • NEW Route 10S will replace all 9E service.

Routes 10A, 10E, 10R, 10S – Hunting Point-Pentagon

  • NEW Route 10R will provide service every 30 minutes between Alexandria, Crystal City and Rosslyn during weekday rush hours.
  • NEW Route 10S will replace Route 9E service during weekday rush hours between Rosslyn and Braddock Road Metrorail Stations.
  • Service to Pentagon will be provided by Route 10A and 10E. Route 10R and 10S will operate to Rosslyn, bypassing Pentagon and providing an alternative to the Blue Line.
  • Weekday rush hour Route 10A service will be replaced by Route 10R service northbound in the morning and southbound in the afternoon providing a direct connection and reduced travel time between Rosslyn, Crystal City and Alexandria.
  • A new schedule will reflect trip time adjustments.

Route 10B – Hunting Point-Ballston

  • Buses will serve Arna Valley at bus stops on South Glebe Road and West Glebe Road. Buses will no longer serve 26th Street, Adams Street, 28th Street and Meade Street to provide faster travel times and improved connections between Alexandria, Crystal City and Rosslyn.
  • Alternate service within Arna Valley is available on ART Route 87.