Metrobus Route Changes Begin Sunday

by Katie Pyzyk December 16, 2011 at 2:45 pm 2,413 3 Comments

Starting Sunday, some of the local Metrobus routes will permanently change. It’s part of Metro’s plan to improve service reliability, work with current traffic conditions and relieve crowding.

Metro made the changes based on recommendations from the results of a Service Evaluation Study. The following will affect Arlington:

  • New weekday and weekend running times on the 23A and 23C routes (McLean-Crystal City Line) to reflect increased passenger demand and traffic congestion.
  • New weekday travel times on the 25A and 25E routes (Ballston-Bradlee-Pentagon Line). On the 25A, new afternoon peak running times will address increased traffic congestion along the line. On the 25E, westbound trips will depart the Pentagon between 8:43 a.m. and 2:45 p.m., and eastbound trips will depart Ballston Station between 9:40 a.m. and 2:38 p.m. These trips will bypass Shirlington and serve the Parkfairfax area including Gunston Rd., Valley Dr., Martha Custis Dr., and Preston Rd.

New timetables are available aboard all buses and online. To get a more in-depth view of all the Metrobus changes that start on Sunday, click here.

  • rosslynresident

    When will Metro make the 38B run more frequently? At the Ballston stop it says 38B runs every 15 to 20 minutes during the PM rush, but whenever I’ve come by around 6 or so, the buses have been every 30 minutes. Yesterday, around 6:30pm, two 38B buses arrived and departed at 6:30pm. The schedule is removed from reality.

  • Joey

    I can’t find the updated timetables online. The old ones are still the only ones there.

    Are they going to split the Glebe Road line into the 23A/B/C, per the 2010 study, or did they only decide to increase the headways, making for more waiting time? I hope the former.


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