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Increased Metro service coming to Yellow, Blue, Orange Lines in 2012

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Service changes are coming to the Blue, Orange and Yellow Lines of Metro in what WMATA says is an effort to improve service for over 100,000 customers who ride on those lines daily.

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The adjusted service, which will begin in 2012, will send more trains across the Yellow Line bridge over the Potomac River from Virginia to Maryland and increased Orange Line service through downtown D.C.

During each peak hour during the new service schedule,

-Six Orange Line trains, three in each direction, will operate between West Falls Church and Largo Town Center
-Six Blue Line trains, three in each direction, will operate between Franconia-Springfield and Greenbelt, identified as Yellow Line trains.

WMATA says that the new service will increase the frequency of service between most jurisdictions within the Metro system. It will also cut down on the number of transfers riders need to make on the Blue, Orange, Yellow and Green Lines.

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