As heat wave continues, customers again permitted to drink water on Metro
Due to the ongoing extreme temperatures, which are expected to continue over the next several days, Metro customers will again be permitted to carry and consume water on the system from Thursday afternoon through system closing on Sunday, July 8, 2012.
The exception to Metro's "no drinking" policy applies to water only — in stations and aboard trains, buses and MetroAccess vehicles. Customers are encouraged to use containers that can be tightly secured and to use trash receptacles to dispose of any waste.
All scheduled track work for this weekend will proceed as planned. Customers should take note of service impacts and plan accordingly.
While there are no speed restrictions or other service adjustments due to the heat, extremely high temperatures can place a strain on Metro infrastructure. Customers are encouraged to sign up for MetroAlerts to receive unplanned delay and service information via email or text message.
Customers are reminded to:
News release issued at 12:53 pm, July 5, 2012.