Metro is set to unveil a new service later today where you can call them to find out when your next train arrives.
In order to use the service, you would call Metro’s information line (202-637-7000) and say “Next Train”. The system will prompt you to say the name of your station, and if a station has more than one line, to say the line you want.
Metro is continuing its effort to expand the ways that riders can get information. “Metro is working to help customers make an informed decision about their travel plans by providing them with multiple ways to get up-to-the-minute train information,” says Metro GM Richard Sarles. I suppose, in the absence of trains running more frequently, know when they are coming is the next best thing.