Will Metro’s Rush+ Revamp Rush Hour?

  • June 4, 2012

by Shilpi Paul

In an effort to make rush hour a little more bearable, Metro is rolling out some changes to service, dubbed “Rush+,” on June 18th.

On that date, Metro will start running additional trains on the Green, Yellow, Blue and Orange lines during rush hour, benefiting approximately 110,000 customers, according to their website. They will also provide new transfer-free routes.

Will Metro's Rush+ Revamp Rush Hour?: Figure 1
The new Metro map.

Specifically, the changes include six additional trains that will start running on the Orange Line between Vienna and Largo Town Center, eighteen additional trains on the Green and Yellow Lines, an increased share of Yellow Line trains (versus Blue Line) in Virginia, and the ability to travel from Greenbelt to Franconia-Springfield without transferring. All of the details about Rush+ can be found here.

Somewhat confusingly, the new maps (showing dotted lines to indicate the new rush hour endpoints) have been in place for the past month.

The changes are sure to cause a bit of confusion at first; commuters may need to take special notice of the color and destination of the train they are boarding for a while. Rush+ will be in effect from 6:30am to 9am and 3:30pm to 6pm.

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