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1/3/2007



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WMATA expands off-peak Yellow Line service



The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) recently launched an 18-month pilot program to expand Yellow Line service during off-peak hours.

The authority will extend the service beyond the Mt. Vernon Square/7th Street-Convention Center Metrorail station to Fort Totten, providing additional off-peak service to the Shaw-Howard University, African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo, Columbia Heights and Georgia Avenue-Petworth Metrorail stations.

Weekday off-peak trains will operate every six minutes; weeknight and weekend trains will run every seven-and-a-half to 10 minutes.

The program’s $5.75 million cost will be funded by the District of Columbia.



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