Metro riders react to an expected return to normalcy as summer shutdown ends

With the six Blue and Yellow Line Metro stations running again, NoVA commuters take to Twitter to share the good, the bad and everything in between.

Following three and a half months of construction, disrupted travel patterns and alternative commuting options, the longest shutdown in Metro history has officially ended. Starting yesterday, NoVA commuters now have the option to return to the six Blue and Yellow Line stations—Braddock Road, King Street, Eisenhower Avenue, Huntington, Van Dorn Street and Franconia-Springfield—that were not in commission during Phase I of the Platform Improvement Project, as contractors reconstructed outdoor platforms and various other amenities. From pure excitement regarding new features to frustration with unexpected delays, here’s a look at how commuters in the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC area are adjusting to the reopening of the stations on Monday, Sept. 9.

In conjunction with the reopening of the Metro stations, many restaurants, shops and attractions within the city of Alexandria are offering promotional deals to individuals with a Metro SmartTrip Card until Sept. 15. From local hotel packages to expanded happy hours at nearby restaurants, here’s everything you could save on this week in Alexandria.

This is the final piece in our Summer Platform Improvement Project coverage. See all coverage of the summer shutdown here.

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