Metro is inviting the public to provide feedback on alternatives to increase service on the Red Line between Grosvenor-Strathmore and Shady Grove stations. During weekday rush hours, Red Line trains operate every 8 minutes between Shady Grove and Glenmont, with additional trains between Grosvenor-Strathmore and Silver Spring providing service every four minutes between these stations.
Under a 2015 Resolution by Metro’s Board of Directors, Metro is considering the elimination of trains that “turn back” at Grosvenor during rush hours and extend all Red Line train service to Shady Grove instead. This would provide additional service to White Flint, Twinbrook, Rockville and Shady Grove stations. However, without turnbacks, most or all trains operating downtown will originate from Shady Grove, making some trains more crowded at Grosvenor and stations south.
Metro encourages customers to provide feedback on three alternatives under consideration. To read the three alternatives and obtain additional information, please visit wmata.com/redline. Customer feedback may be provided through 5 p.m. on Monday, May 21, 2018 by completing an online survey. Comments will be provide to the Metro Board of Directors for their consideration in July. If approved, any changes are expected to be implemented in December.