Signal Work Finished Early Allowing METRORail Purple Line to Resume Service

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Release Date:
Dec. 20, 2016

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Purple Line Resumes Normal Service Ahead of Schedule

Purple line reopen

METRORail's Purple Line has returned to normal service ahead of schedule thanks to the hard work of crews. As of start of service, Wednesday, Dec. 21, the Purple Line is open for normal operations.

The closures were necessary to implement the signal improvement work after axle counter malfunctions slowed METRORail service and increased travel time for drivers at rail crossings. Further work on the signals will continue next month. 

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