Metro to Increase Red Line Service Starting Monday

On Monday, Metro will launch its eleventh service increase since last summer with more frequent Red Line service.

Metro will boost peak service on the Red Line to meet demand and ridership growth as more customers return to work and other activities during morning and evening commute times. Trains will run more frequently between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., and between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

The exact times of peak service will vary by station, the agency said in a press release.

Additionally, the Blue, Silver, Green, and Yellow lines will run more frequently during peak service hours. Orange Line trains will continue operating every 10 minutes all day, seven days a week, and every 15 minutes after 9:30 p.m.

Metro will continue to monitor ridership trends and assess the need for future service adjustments based on ridership demand while ridership remains below pre-pandemic levels.

“Metro is working hard to provide frequent, reliable service to help move our region and grow our economy,” said Metro General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Randy Clarke. “This service increase is another win for our customers and a testament to Metro staff who have worked hard to restore safe, frequent service. We have great service levels available, and we hope that our region and customers use the system, and we see ridership continue to grow.”

WMATA Graphic. Photo: “Red Line Wooshing By” by John Brighenti is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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