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Metro Shutdown Frustrates Riders Across DMV

May 28, 2019

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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