The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) announced that new Metrorail passes will come with free Metrobus service as of July 1. It is also enhancing service at some stations on the Red and Yellow Line.
The prices for four passes (the 7-Day Unlimited, the 7-Day Short Trip, the 7-Day Regional Bus and the 1-Day Unlimited Pass) will be decreased, while all passes will feature free Metrobus service. Also a 3-Day Unlimited Pass will be provided by WMATA.
Another development is relating to Red Line trains, which will “run end-to-end between Glenmont and Shady Grove, instead of turning some trains back at Silver Spring.”
The addition is part of the extended service to Shady Grove that started in December after the “Grosvenor Turnback” was cancelled.
— Metro (@wmata) June 30, 2019
As for the Yellow Line, extended service to Greenbelt has already begun, with rush hour service doubling at nine stations north of Mt Vernon Square (Shaw-Howard, U Street, Columbia Heights, Georgia Ave-Petworth, Fort Totten, West Hyattsville, Prince George’s Plaza, College Park and Greenbelt).
Yellow Line trains used to turn back at Mt Vernon Square during rush hours and at Fort Totten at all other times.
“Metro is delivering better, more reliable service today thanks to the hard work and dedication of our employees and support of our riders,” said Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld, in a press release. “Now it’s time to do more – more affordable rail and bus passes and more service – that will attract new riders and benefit current customers,” he continued.