Yellow Line Trains to Start at Franconia-Springfield in Rush Hour
New changes go into effect June 18
New changes to Metro's rush hour schedule coming this summer will mean more options for commuters heading to and from the Van Dorn Street and Franconia-Springfield Metro stations, WTOP reports.
Some yellow line trains will start running from Franconia-Springfield during rush hour as part of the plan, known as "Rush Plus." More trains will also be added to the orange line.
"Every third existing Blue Line train (three trains per hour in each direction) will now operate between Franconia-Springfield and Greenbelt via the Yellow Line bridge. These trains will be identified as Yellow Line trains. As a result, customers at Franconia-Springfield, Van Dorn Street and the nine stations north of Mt. Vernon Square will have new transfer-free trip options between certain stations," according to a Metro press release.
Commuters who take the blue line through Arlington Cemetery, however, will see as many as six minutes added to their wait due to a reduced number of trains on that line.
Metro has also unveiled a new map of the system that adds the silver line and shortens the name of some stations. The "U St/African-Amer Civil War Mem'l/Cardozo" stop, for example, is now "U Street".