WAMU 88.5 : News

Track Work To Affect Four Of Five Metro Lines Over Weekend

Scheduled track work will affect service in four of Metro's five rail lines this weekend.

The work gets underway at ten tonight... starting then, Red line trains will depart Shady Grove and Glenmont just once every 24 minutes all weekend. Tomorrow and Sunday though, extra Red Line trains will run between Silver Spring and Farragut North from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., making the wait through that stretch more like 12 minutes.

On the Blue and Orange lines meanwhile, trains will run once every every 24 minutes all weekend.

And on the Yellow line there will be a twenty-four minute interval between trains all weekend.

There's no scheduled work on the Green line, and around the system service should be back to normal for the Monday morning commute.

NPR

Cult Survivor Documents 2 Decades Inside 'Holy Hell'

Will Allen directed the documentary Holy Hell, which depicts his experience as a videographer and member of The Buddhafield cult. Allen used his own footage, as well as his interviews with other former members, to make this documentary.
NPR

Evaporated Cane Juice? Puh-leeze. Just Call It Sugar, FDA Says

Companies cultivating a healthful image often list "evaporated cane juice" in their products' ingredients. But the FDA says it's really just sugar, and that's what food labels should call it.
NPR

GOP Congressman Defends House Zika Funding Package

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma about why the House funding package is enough for now to confront the spread of the Zika virus in the U.S.
NPR

After Departure Of Uber, Lyft In Austin, New Companies Enter The Void

Earlier this month, voters in Austin, Texas, rejected an effort to overturn the city's rules for ride-hailing companies. Uber and Lyft tried to prevent fingerprinting of their drivers, and now both have left town. A few other ride-share companies have popped up to help fill the void. NPR explores how people are getting around town without Uber and Lyft.

Leave a Comment

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