Riders of a Washington, D.C. Metro are fresh for a series of staggered shutdowns beginning this weekend to correct a outline marks and stations.
The capital’s beleaguered transport system, like those in New York and Boston, has been display signs of a age recently, ensuing in many hours of delays for undone commuters, as good as deadly accidents.
Using information from a Metro’s incident reports, travelling from May of 2012 to Mar of 2016, we distributed a sum wait time for any hire over a 47 months measured. For send points and multiline stations, a sum check was divided a series of lines that run by that station, so as not to reprove busier terminals.
By that measure, we found a biggest waits during dual depot stations, Vienna Fairfax-GMU and New Carrollton, where riders faced 5,632 mins and 4,283 mins of delay, respectively. Here are a tip 15 most-delayed stations per series of lines.
In a following map, a distance of a circles paint a sum delays per line during any station. Zoom in and out to see some-more detail.
End-of-the-line stations like New Carrollton and Franconia-Springfield were a source of poignant delays opposite a system. Metro Center, a executive heart for a WMATA complement where several vital lines cross, caused 2,826 mins of check during a duration measured, faring likewise to Gallery Place/Chinatown—another vital send point.
In Jan 2016 alone, a complement gifted sum delays of 4998 mins or an normal of 160.8 mins of check any day opposite a system. Passengers on a Red and Orange Lines were influenced a most, with an normal check of 942 mins per month and 742 mins per month, respectively.
In April, a consulting organisation McKinsey Company released an 89-page news on a movement system that identified railcar upkeep as a “single many critical determinant of use reliability,” observant that 63% of all delays were caused by upkeep issues. Despite these problems, a news remarkable that a Washington Metro performs likewise to other cities’ movement systems in terms of safety.
As Alex Altman remarkable in a May 12 emanate of TIME, Metro’s new ubiquitous manager, Paul Wiedefeld, is rebellious this problem with a new approach. In a new email to Metro employees, he announced a vital restructuring of management, that enclosed banishment 20 managers “to urge efficacy and accountability.” In testimony before a House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, Wiedefeld remarkable that on-time opening of a complement fell from 92% to 85% final year and that automatic failures led to double a series of late trains compared to a prior year. Wieldefeld shielded his devise to close down vital tools of a complement for repairs. In a city where zero seems to run on time, a trains are no exception—and it appears things will usually get worse before it gets better.