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WMATA Bus+Surface Rail Shuts Down


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Due to the snow, WMATA's bus system has been shut down COMPLETELY.

 

Subway service is running underground only, above-ground trains are ending starting at 13:00 today. (25 minutes ago).

 

http://wmata.com/about_metro/news/PressReleaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=4196

 

DART is to cease at 18:00 today:

 

http://www.dartfirststate.com/

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Due to the snow, WMATA's bus system has been shut down COMPLETELY.

 

Subway service is running underground only, above-ground trains are ending starting at 13:00 today. (25 minutes ago).

 

http://wmata.com/about_metro/news/PressReleaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=4196

 

DART is to cease at 18:00 today:

 

http://www.dartfirststate.com/

 

I'm glad the WMATA shut down rather than to put its riders in a precarious position by operating when it's not safe.

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No way would the NYC subways be allowed to shut down outside...

 

Yes it would... if it snowed like 4 or 5 feet. I remember several years ago, the Rockaway line was shut down due too snow.

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Yes it would... if it snowed like 4 or 5 feet. I remember several years ago, the Rockaway line was shut down due too snow.

 

remember the big storm of 1995 or 1996 where parts of the outside subway in NYC were closed down?

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remember the big storm of 1995 or 1996 where parts of the outside subway in NYC were closed down?

 

Jan 1996. That was a huge storm. We used up all 5 of our built in 5 snow days 2 days after winter vacation was over. Snow was piled 35 feet high around parking lots for weeks after.

 

- A

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Jan 1996. That was a huge storm. We used up all 5 of our built in 5 snow days 2 days after winter vacation was over. Snow was piled 35 feet high around parking lots for weeks after.

 

- A

 

I remember NYC was trucking out the snow for weeks after and even hired private contactors to help get the city dug out

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Parts of the system, but not all the outer segments...

Rockaways are very isolated from the rest of the system and with such 'low ridership' it would be easier to provide bus service as an alternative.

 

easier?? Bus service?? i went thru all of the major snowstorms in rockaway and i must say, in the last few years, the trains still ran, but back in the 90s, no trains for 2 to 3 days, no shuttle buses, Green Lines bearly ran. Tonight, my train took over an hour just to travel from JFK to Broad channel. Switches stayed working, those heaters are great, but Signals kept freezing. they had a signal maintenance crew on board to clear each singnal along the way

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Ok, not easier, but if the Rockaways gets outed powerwise, you would be stuck with only the buses. I would think things should be better now vs back then. I still wonder why they can't have Far Rock and LGA provide some buses for the shuttles? Is it the different unions? It would be so nice if all the depots can be under one unified 'umbrella'.

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