New 35 MPH Speed Restrictions on RD/BL/OR/SV Lines

On Sunday, August 13, 2017 the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) implemented a blanket order reducing the maximum authorized speed of trains to thirty-five (35) miles per hour in the following locations:

RED Line: Medical Center > Union Station

ORANGE Line: Rosslyn > Minnesota Ave

BLUE/SILVER Lines: Rosslyn > Benning Rd

Allow for additional travel time on all the affected lines even outside of the restriction area as cascading delays can occur.

[Click here to read more about the new restrictions.]

The Red Line is expected to experience a noticable delays in both directions especially during rush hour commutes.

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Rail Transit OPS is reviewing the cause of the additional speed restriction, as prior restrictions were forty five (45) miles per hour.

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