People go to Reagan National Airport and wait for hourly lines for T-bus bus service as the rain, holiday weekend and closure of two subway stations contribute to a nightmare Friday night commute.
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Crystal City stations along the blue and yellow lines are closed through Monday, with buses replacing trains between Pentagon City and Braddock, but riders share photos of large crowds waiting to get on these buses . At the airport, people travel from cars to terminals and ports to get on their flights on time.
They can not move much when they arrive on the buses, as larger grid blocks are reported in Crystal City and on the George Washington Parkway at the National Airport.
"The traffic is terrible and you know it's very bad when talking on the radio, and the news shows up," said a man trying to pick his brother up at the airport.
"I'll tell you about taking a cab and going the other way," he said.
Some travelers have decided to leave while people leave their luggage on GW Parkway.
"We had to wait for the elevator," said Elizabeth McDowell, who decided to go to the airport, pushing a baby in a stroller. "They did not let people up the escalators unless you got on the buses so they tried to do it, but I do not think this system worked so well. So I tried to get an uber. It was like $ 70. And I have to take a flight of an hour and 20 minutes, so I just started to head it, hoping to take a taxi. I have not caught a single. "
People who go to the airport can use a tunnel from Crystal City underneath train tracks to a ramp over GW Parkway.
"I know you have a lot of work going on, @Reagan_Airport, but this is a madness," said Twitter user @CGsquiggles.
He said he was told by Metro employees that the waiting time to ride a bus from the airport would be more than two hours.
"I'm a patient, but this is ridiculous. Maybe some rope and stanchion to create an actual line. #Wmata," said Twitter using @aej_dc.
"Finally came to National Airport and It. Chaos. Good luck to get a trip out in less than two hours. Will come back soon to all this. #Wmata, said Twitter user @ MSalt69.
Workers install new concrete cushion underlay, which means train can not move across the tracks, says WMATA.
Metro says that the work was relocated from November 2nd to November 5th to reduce the impact on commuter s.
– Chris Geoghooligan (@CGsquiggles) November 9, 2018
@ wmata If this yellow / blue line closure is an indication of how you are going to handle next year's summer shutdown, you might want to consider it. The situation in Pentagon City right now is chaos. #PentagonCity #PentagonCity # WMATA pic.twitter.com/k0nkZtu68G
– Tooth is Bokor (@tannerbokor) November 9, 2018
– Lino Miani … Uoffisiell (@ meanlin1) November 9, 2018
Not easy to see but this is a line for shuttles at Pentagon City to get on the shuttle buses in the direction of Braddock Road. Glad my flight is not for 8. @ JWPascale @wmata pic.twitter.com/DFIGvA02tC
– Adrienne Jacobs (@adriennerj) November 9, 2018
You can Find more information on the WMATA website.
Metro released a list of alternative bus and railways that may be more convenient for those traveling to Crystal City or Reagan National Airport.
Note that regional lines will observe alternative schedules for Veterans Day.
Subway – Braddock Rd – Crystal City – Pentagon City
10A – Huntington – Braddock Rd – Old Town – Pentagon
10B – Hunting Point – Braddock Rd – Ballston
11Y – Mt. Vernon – Old Town – Farragut Sq
23A – Crystal City – Tysons Corner
23B – Crystal City – Ballston
Route 393, 394, 395 – Springfield – Pentagon (via Saratoga Park & Ride)
Route 494 – Lorton – Springfield – Tysons
Route 495 – Burkesenter – Tysons
Route 599 – Pentagon – Crystal City Express
AT2- Lincolnia -Braddock Rd – Old Town Alexandria
AT3 – Braddock Rd – Pentagon
AT4 – Braddock Rd – Pentagon
AT5 – Eisenhower Ave Metro (weekend only) – Braddock Rd – Old Town Alexandria – Van Dorn St.
Arlington Transit Dale City – Downtown Washington
Dale City – Pentagon / Rosslyn
Dale City – Navy Yard
Lake Ridge – Downtown Washington
Art 43 – Crystal City – Ballston
PRTC – OmniRide
Lake Ridge – Pentagon / Crystal City
Woodbridge – Tysons Corner
Virginia Railway E xpress (VRE)
Fredericksburg Line – Spotsylvania and Union Station railway station connecting Franconia-Springfield, Crystal City, King St. (Alexandria) to the Enfant Plaza and Union Station in Downtown DC.
Manassas Line – Commuter rail service between Broad Run / Manassas and Union Station, connect King St (Alexandria) and Crystal City to the Lf Enfant Plaza and Union Station in Downtown DC.