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Metro's Expanded Rush Hour Service Debuts June 18

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A Metro employee hands out information about the new "Rush Plus" service at the Franconia-Springfield Metro station.
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A Metro employee hands out information about the new "Rush Plus" service at the Franconia-Springfield Metro station.

Metro will start its expanded rush hour service to reduce crowding and provide new transfer-free travel opportunities in two weeks, employees were handing out information packets about the new "Rush Plus" service this morning. 

The program will add more trains on the Orange, Blue, Green, and Yellow lines during rush hour. 

Metro workers at Franconia Springfield station were handing out information to let riders there know that the station will soon be serviced by both Blue and Yellow line trains during rush hour.

"It's adding more rush hour service for our customers," said Metro General Manager Richard Sarles, who was on hand this morning at Franconia-Springfield. "Here at Franconia-Springfield, people up until now have only seen blue line trains. Starting two weeks from now, they'll also see yellow line trains for a faster trip into the District without having to change trains."

On the Orange line, Metro will add three more trains in each direction every hour during rush hour to reduce crowded conditions. A revised version of the Metro map is also being posted to explain the expanded service. 

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