WMATA has announced that, as of Aug. 1, trains will arrive every 15 minutes on weekdays, matching service on the Green and Yellow lines.
For most customers, the wait for a train will be no longer than five-to-eight minutes, as most stations are served by at least two if not all three lines.
“Improving service for customers is how we will restore the confidence of the National Capital Region,” said Randy Clarke, Metro GM/CEO. “Restoring 7K service frequency and providing even more improvements is my focus.”
In September, Metro expects to expand the service improvements on the Blue, Orange, and Silver lines to weekends providing the same level of service, every 15 minutes, on Saturdays and Sundays. This will give workers and visitors or others attending events and activities throughout the region an even more convenient way to get around – all at the weekend fare of just $2 one-way anywhere you travel.
The increased availability of railcars will also allow Metro to continue running additional trains as needed to reduce crowding and keep trains on standby throughout the system in the event a train is taken out of service due to unexpected maintenance issues.