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 additionalContinue reading “New 35 MPH Speed Restrictions on RD/BL/OR/SV Lines”

A New Train Predictions System

Train predictions are hard to get right; any number of things can make your train late,¬†early or on-time at any given moment. Some might say it’s impossible if you factor in delays. (We’ve spoken to some WMATA employees who have told us as much.) It very well might be, but maybe we’re getting closer? Today,Continue reading “A New Train Predictions System”

Terminus Station Train Predictions

First of all, welcome to the new website of Rail Transit OPS–formerly DPS Rail Operations. If you aren’t already, please follow us on Twitter at @RailTransitOPS for daily operational tweets and analysis about WMATA performance and safety. Whew, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s talk about train predictions at terminus stations,Continue reading “Terminus Station Train Predictions”