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Published on : Saturday, June 25, 2016
The streets of Washington’s Virginia and Maryland have been flooded by increased traffic and stranded commuters, as the authorities have shut down several Metro stations and cut down the number of trains because of an ongoing Metro repair.
The Metro service in Washington has started a renovation from 4th June. Since then, the passengers of metro have been dealing with delays and road congestion.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has scheduled the maintenance as the decades’ old infrastructure has started to deteriorate. The Metro service is the second-largest service in the entire nation.
Water seepage, sudden fires, broken escalators have forced the authorities to take this maintenance decision.
Travellers have been facing hours of delays to reach their destination. On Tuesday 21st June, a flash flood has forced the Metro stop in Northwest Washington’s Cleveland Park to shut down.
One of the facilitator at the Metropolitan Area Transportation Operations Coordination Program at University of Maryland, Taran Hutchinson has stated that the roads are expected to stay highly congested for the initial days of the repairs. He has also stated that the travellers will find alternative means of travel after some days.
The Metro authority has a plan to conduct the three years’ of repair within one single year. The Metro will have a new modernized makeover afterwards.