More Delays On Metro's Red Line Expected On Weekend | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

More Delays On Metro's Red Line Expected On Weekend

Play associated audio

By Jonathan Wilson

Trains on Metro's Red Line have been traveling slower than usual due to overnight track work, and with more Red Line work scheduled for the weekend, some passengers say they're frustrated with the delays.

Metro crews have been working overnight on rail fasteners and sections of running rail that needed immediate replacement between the Friendship Heights and Bethesda stations.

And a 15 mile per hour speed limit for trains going between the two stations, allow the new track to settle during the day.

Nancy Baker, a regular Red Line rider, says the speed restrictions have caused significant delays during her morning and evening commutes.

"It's been horrible, we just spent 45 minutes coming from Shady Grove going 15 miles an hour," Baker says.

Trains should return to normal speeds by the middle of the week, but more delays are in store for the weekend on the same stretch of track as more new rail is laid.

NPR

For Native Alaskans, Holiday Menu Looks To The Wild

Thanksgiving menus traditionally celebrate the bounty of late fall. In rural Alaska, that means walrus, moose, fermented fish heads and Eskimo ice cream — salmonberries mixed with Crisco.
NPR

The Native American Side Of The Thanksgiving Menu

The first Thanksgiving was something of a joint venture between pilgrims and Native Americans. Chef Richard Hetzler shares a menu that celebrates the first settlers and the country's first tribes.
NPR

EPA Proposes New Rules To Curb Ozone Levels

The rules would lower the threshold for ozone from 75 parts per billion to between 65 ppb and 70 ppb. They are likely to be opposed by industry groups as well as Republicans.
NPR

Weekly Innovation: A Seat That Fits In Your Pocket

The Sitpack is a compact seat shaped like a monopod that fits in your pocket when folded up. Creator Jonas Lind-Bendixen says the product could be used during travel or while waiting at a concert.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.