Metro suspended rail service between Takoma and Forest Glen stations Tuesday evening.
Update Service is back to normal at the Silver Spring Metro station, Metro announced via Twitter at 10:40 p.m. Tuesday. Original post A fire on the tracks that sent billowing smoke over downtown Silver Spring forced the evacuation of the Silver Spring Metro station at the peak of Tuesday evening’s rush hour. No one was injured as firefighters brought the fire under a Red Line train under control quickly, said Assistant Chief Scott Graham, a spokesman for the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service. NBC4 video from the scene showed thick white smoke after the fire was extinguished. The fire was in electrical insulation and connectors on the tracks, Graham said. Red Line service was suspended between the Takoma and Forest Glen stations, …
New data released by Metro and analyzed by Greater Greater Washington shows that many people enter the station in the morning and exit in the evening.
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- Whitney Teal
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Silver Spring is one of the busiest Metrorail stations in the region, news that comes as no surprise to anyone who frequents the Silver Spring Metro station during morning or evening rush hour. During morning commute hours, Silver Spring is the 8th most popular station for people to enter the system. An average of 6,026.7 riders enter per day during that time. Farragut North is the most popular destination for Silver Spring weekday commuters with 927.7 people on average exiting there, followed by strong numbers for Metro Center (609.8) and Union Station (660.6). For the evening, commute, Silver Spring ranked 9th among riders exiting the system. The average daily exiting ridership is 5,782.3. Riders who leave at Silver Spring in the …