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It's now happened for the 27th time. Metro says a cracked rail outside Friendship Heights is causing single tracking on the Red Line between Medical Center and Van Ness-UDC.
A new park and ride is set to open soon in Fairfax County, with bus service to Franconia-Springfield Metro Station and the Pentagon.
The first five new stations on Metro's Silver Line are taking shape, with rail service to Reston set to start in about a year.
Metro hopes to ease traffic and commuter headaches for the upcoming Jan. 21 presidential inauguration and has updated its ceremony day plans to address long waits and gridlock that plagued its train stations four years ago.
One or more of the escalators at Dupont Circle's south Metrorail entrance have shut down 20 times in the 40 days since they were installed, according to Metro.
Aggressive maintenance and improvement work is continuing in the Metrorail system, but construction won't disappear anytime soon.
Metro General Manager Richard Sarles says the transit agency will use lessons learned four years ago to prevent long lines at the stations and parking lots.
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