Saturday, May 18, 2013
Work will impact riders on the Red, Orange and Green lines through system closing Sunday night.
Traveling on Metro this weekend? Stay informed about delays. Metro will perform system rebuilding work on all but one line in this weekend. The rebuilding work will result in service changes on the Red, Orange and Green lines. Blue or Yellow lines riders can breathe easy, there is no scheduled track work on either line this weekend. According to a Metro news release: Red Line - 10 p.m. Fri., May 17 through closing Sun., May 19 Orange Line - 10 p.m. Fri., May 17 through closing Sun., May 19 Green Line - 10 p.m. Fri., May 17 through closing Sun., May 19 MAP: Click on your nearest station on the map to see when the next train arrives and to learn about any alerts.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Work will impact riders on the Red, Green, Blue and Orange lines starting at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through system closing Sunday night.
Five Red Line stations will be closed for the weekend of May 3-5 as Metro does track work: Glenmont, Wheaton, Forest Glen, Silver Spring and Takoma. This weekend's rebuilding work will also result in service changes on the Red, Orange, Blue and Green lines, beginning at 10 p.m. Friday. Four stations on the Green Line will be closed (see below for details). Yellow Line trains will operate normally between Huntington and Fort Totten. MAP: Click on your nearest station on the map to see when the next train arrives and to learn about any alerts. According to a Metro news release: Red Line - 10 p.m. Fri., May 3 through closing Sun., May 5 Orange Line - 10 p.m. Fri., May 3 through closing Sun., May 5 Blue Line - 10 p.m. Fri., May 3 through …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Plans are in the works for a new $50 million, 6,500 seat arena near Shady Grove Metro, The Gazette reports.
A local develper has sketched out plans for a $50 million, multipurpose arena slated to be built on an 8-acre property next to Shady Grove Metro Station, The Gazette reports. Potomac native William Askinazi, principal for the development company D&A Sports and Entertainment, said he envisions a space "where indoor lacrosse championships could take place simultaneously with antique roadshows," according to the report. "A Taylor Swift concert could dominate the space one night, he said, and a Disney show could take center stage the next night." The project was presented to members of the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce in January, and the developers are working on a lease with WMATA, according to the report. “We’re very …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Red Line passengers should allow for about 10 minutes of additional travel time this weekend, Metro advised.
This weekend Red Line trains will operate every 20 minutes—with the exception of between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, when additional trains will operate between Shady Grove and Judiciary Square, resulting in service at about every 10 minutes between those stations, according to Metro. Metro advised Red Line passengers to allow for about 10 minutes of additional travel time. Red Line trains will single track between Judiciary Square and Rhode Island Avenue this weekend, starting through closing Sunday, according to Metro's website. The single tracking is meant to allow for track renewal and communication system upgrades. Read more about scheduled track work on all lines this weekend on Metro's website.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Trains will single track between Friendship Heights and Van Ness and between Takoma and Rhode Island Avenue.
Red Line trains will single track in two work zones this weekend, continuing through closing on Sunday. Trains will single track between Friendship Heights and Van Ness "to allow for track, fastener and insulator renewal," and between Takoma and Rhode Island Avenue "to allow for platform reconstruction and rail joint elimination for a smoother ride," according to Metro. Trains between Shady Grove and Glenmont will operate every 24 minutes in each direction. Between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, extra trains will be added between Van Ness and NoMa-Gallaudet so that trains will run about every 12 minutes between those stations. Metro advised passengers traveling through either work zone to allow about 20 minutes of extra travel time…
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
If Gaithersburg is the first to approve annexation, Rockville is out of luck, says Montgomery County Council legislative attorney Jeff Zyontz.
In the great upper Montgomery County property annexation race, it seems to be Gaithersburg 1, Rockville 0. Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney A. Katz said the city will vote on the annexation of the Sears property on Shady Grove Road at the Monday, Aug. 6, mayor and council meeting. That follows Tuesday's unanimous vote by the Montgomery County Council approving the city's proposed zoning change for retail use of the property. Currently residing in unincorporated Gaithersburg, the city is attempting to annex two properties totaling 27.9 acres that is owned by Sears and Roebuck Co. It was previously home to the now-closed Great Indoors. Of the county council vote, Katz said, "Everyone sort of had their own opinion on what the annexation process …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
A proposed arena near the Shady Grove Metro station would require a master plan amendment before it could be built, according to a report by The Gazette.
Plans to build an 8,000-seat, multi-purpose arena near the Shady Grove Metro station are not without significant planning obstacles. The arena, which could be built on eight acres of Metro-owned land currently used for parking, would require a master plan amendment before it could be built, according to a report by The Gazette. Master plans are typically rewritten every 15 to 20 years, but the Shady Grove Sector Plan was approved in 2006, the report states. An amendment to the master plan is yet to be proposed. The amendment can be submitted through what is called the minor master plan amendment process. "The minor amendment process allows the planning board and county council to revisit certain aspects of a master plan and address current…
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Revived plan for an arena could add a new dimension to an area on the verge of growth.
An investor group has renewed its effort to build an arena in Montgomery County. The plan calls for an 8,000-seat arena at the Shady Grove Metro station. County officials are backing the effort. Steven A. Silverman, the county’s economic development director, told The Washington Post that the arena could solve a longstanding problem for county high schools: There isn’t a facility in the county large enough to host most graduation ceremonies. This graduation season, 21 of 32 graduations from county schools and programs are being held at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, according to a news release from the county school system. The Shady Grove Sector Plan, which calls for mixed-use development centered around the Metro station, and …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Investors, backed by the county, have renewed their push for an indoor facility.
The parking lots at the Shady Grove Metro station could become home to an 8,000-seat sports arena that could host sports, concerts and graduations under a plan once again being pushed by a county-backed investor group, The Washington Post reported. William Askinazi and Tom Doyle say they have investors lined up to fund the arena's construction. They sent a proposal to build at the Shady Grove station to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority on May 22, The Gazette reported. Click here to read the full story. Askinazi is an attorney from Potomac who owns D&A Sports and Entertainment Group. The group was formed in 2006 with the aim of bringing an arena to Montgomery County, The Gazette reported. The group later won the exclusive…
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Fire and rescue spokesman: Man suffered serious, life-threatening injuries.
A man suffered serious, life-threatening injuries after being struck by a train at the Shady Grove rail yard shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service. Metro spokesman Philip Stewart confirmed the victim was a Metro employee. The victim was walking in the yard and stepped in front of a train, which he became trapped underneath, said Assistant Chief Scott Graham, of the county fire and rescue service. The man was taken to a trauma center after being extricated. A shock trauma team from Baltimore's R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center was called in to assist, Graham said. The rail yard, in the 15900 block of Somerville Drive in Derwood, is a maintenance center for out-of-service Red Line trains, …