Metro going back to 4-car trains on weekends
Sun photo/Kim Hairston
Ed Cohen, past president of the Transit Riders Action Council and a vigilant watchdog when it comes to the Maryland Transit Administration, called to report severe overcrowding on the Metro subway on Saturdays since the MTA began running trains at 20-minute intervals instead of the previous 15-minute headways.
Cohen (above) said that after making the change recently, the MTA continued to run two-car trains -- which became jam-packed as the numbers of rider per train swelled.
Now the MTA has reversed course. An agency spokesperson said MTA personnel noticed the same thing and decided to go to four-cars trains on weekends to alleviate the crowding. She said the new policy was in place last weekend.
The spokesperson said the MTA will run six-car trains Saturday because of the Baltimore marathon but will go back to four-car trains Sunday when the Ravens play.