Metro Shutdown Frustrates Riders Across DMV

May 28, 2019
D.C. Metro

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Monday kicked off the first day of summer Metro shutdowns and it didn't go over too well with commuters.

Many riders took to twitter to express their frustrations:

"Hey@wmata, let’s consider adding a few more buses to the Yellow Line shuttle route. By the time busses reach Braddock, they are mostly full. #MetroShutdown #wmata #dcmetro #shutdown2019 #shutdown"

Wow, this is insane - the DC metro completely shut down all its stations south of Reagan National Airport until Labor Day for repairs. Maybe DC and NYC should enter a competition for most dysfunctional subway service. #MetroShutdown


"So the #metroshutdown isnt off to a good start. Full buses not accepting any more passengers this morning at Huntington metro up to. Waited for 3 buses before I could get on and I was at front of the line.. @wmata @unsuckdcmetro"


"Welcome to day one of @wmata blue and yellow shutdown. It’s going to be a long summer. #MetroShutdown @Metrorailinfo"

"One hour to get 2 miles from Del Ray to Crystal City bc buses aren’t showing up when scheduled and don’t have tracking, then arrive to find this at Crystal City #wmata #wmatashutdown2019 @unsuckdcmetro @wmata @HakunaWMATA"

The combination of crowding and delays hasn't given many much hope for the weeks to come, but it looks like we will just have to wait and see.

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