Monday, May 31, 2004 3:32 PM
Washington,DC Metrobus has announced that starting May 29th and running through Sept. 4th, the C27 bus will run directly between the Addison Road-Seat Pleasant station (the current end of the Blue Line of the Metro) to SFA every Saturday morning at 10:24 a.m., 11:21 a.m., and 12:24 p.m and will run directly from SFA back to the Addison Road-Seat Pleasant station at 6:08 p.m., 7:08 p.m. and 8:08 p.m.
Seeing how limited the opperations are, I'm assuming this is just on a trial basis for this year and if the route becomes popular, you could see more frequent stops on more days of the week. I'm also guessing if the route continues to be popular, it will reappear next year except it will go between the new Largo Town Center Station (considerably closer to SFA and the new end to the Blue Line) and SFA.
Only seemed logical that either SFA or Metro would do this sooner or later with the continual growth of the park. Possibly this is just the first stages of a Metro lie expansion all the way to the park. Tapping directly into the DC Metro system should really help attendance at the park as long as people know it's available.
So, if you're making a first time trip to SFA on a Saturday and want to avoid the $9 parkig costs, consider taking advantage of the new bus line...
Monday, May 31, 2004 3:36 PM
Well thats cool. An entire expansion of the Metro Line to SFA would rock. I love the D.C. metro, thats my perferred way to get around the District.
Monday, May 31, 2004 4:41 PM
On my recent SFA-BGW-PKD trip to the area, I spent a day in metro D.C., and got around and saw the sights using the Metrorail. I did a park & ride from the Springfield-Franconia Station, which is at the southern end of the blue line. All day $3 in the garage. They offer an all-you-can-ride rail pass for $6 that's valid after 9:30 a.m. weekdays, or anytime on the weekends. It's a great value, as some longer rides on Metro could cost up to $3 alone, depending how far you travel on the system (the turnstiles take value off your farecard when you exit).
It's a very modern, safe system. All of the stations have wide platforms and escalators, plus the trains have comfy seating. And the subway stations are really cool, too.