Due to icy road conditions and frigid temperatures overnight, DASH will be operating weekday service at 7 a.m. on dedicated snow routes. As conditions improve, DASH anticipates resuming regular routing on all routes. Please expect some delays due to conditions.

The King Street Trolley will operate as scheduled. Click this link for snow routes.

If you are traveling from Alexandria, Virginia via train in the next 48 hours, you better check with AMTRAK.


Due to the winter storm forecast to impact the Northeast Corridor, Amtrak will operate a modified snow schedule on Monday, Mar. 3, 2014. Acela Express and Northeast Regional trains will operate, however passengers should expect reduced frequencies.

There will also be fewer Keystone Service (Harrisburg, Penn. – Philadelphia – New York City) frequencies.

Empire Service (New York – Albany – Buffalo/Niagara Falls, N.Y.) Amtrak Downeaster (Brunswick, Maine – Boston) and the Springfield Shuttle (New Haven, Conn. – Springfield, Mass.), trains are expected to operate normal schedules. Other services north of New York City, and those south and east of Washington, D.C., will also operate.

Passengers holding reservations that require modification are being accommodated on other trains and proactively notified by Amtrak Customer Service.

Amtrak regrets any inconvenience. This information is correct as of the above time and date. Information is subject to change as conditions warrant.

Read more at this link.

Metro’s Red Line service is seeing some disruptions this morning due to an emergency switch repair at Judiciary Square. Already riders are seeing over crowded trains:

Via NBC Washington

WMATA announced Wednesday morning that customers on the Red Line should expect delays between 20 and 30 minutes during rush hour due to an unscheduled switch repair near Judiciary Square.

Trains are single-tracking from Farragut North to Judiciary Square — and at Metro Center and Gallery Place, all Red Line trains will arrive on the Glenmont platform.

Every other train will offload and turn back at the Farragut North and NoMa stations, and WMATA said riders should consider the Green Line at Fort Totten or Metrobus as an alternate route.

It’s bad enough it’s raining, and now I find out there are continuing problems on the Metrorail’s Blue and Yellow lines between Braddock Road Station and National Airport. Dr. Gridlock is reporting that it’s a problem with train communication lines that Metro says could continue all day.

Trips from downtown Washington to Franconia-Springfield and Huntington could take 20 to 30 minutes longer than usual, by Metro’s estimate. Besides that, there could be a carryover effect from the slowdown back to stations shared by the Orange and Blue lines, though the slowdown there would not be as severe.

Because of the problem with the communications link, which sends signals between train, track and Operations Control Center, the trains in the zone are being controlled by the train operators rather than the automated system. The trains are going at 15 to 20 mph for safety, rather than the usual 45 to 48 mph in that section.

Metro says its people discovered the problem when the system opened this morning. but you may not see normal service in that area till first thing tomorrow morning.

I’d ride my bike into work but damn, it’s raining again.

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