Metro’s Blue Line track running through Alexandria will reopen on Sunday (Nov. 6) after being shut down for nearly two months.
That’s the good news, sort of.
Metro was two weeks late reopening the Blue Line, which was supposed to reopen on October 22, but additional track work was needed.
“The work to restore Metro back to the level required to support this region continues,” Mayor Justin Wilson said in his monthly newsletter. “In the short-term, additional sacrifice will be required. As a regular Metro rider myself, I know the service challenges first-hand.”
The definite bad news, as reported last month, is that the opening of the Potomac Yard Metro station was pushed back from this month to sometime next year.
Alexandria Metro riders on the Blue and Yellow Lines have been cut off since September 10, as the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has worked to connect the new Potomac Yard Metro station to the rest of the system.
“To say that the City is disappointed in WMATA’s management of this project would be an understatement,” said Wilson. “We have made specific requests of new oversight, new accountability and transparency from WMATA and will push the agency to complete this project as soon as possible, while addressing the significant financial impacts the City has borne as a result of WMATA’s failures.”
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