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MetroRail Ops - WMATA

This radio scans the following talkgroups:

TG 32784  OPS-1 Red Line

TG 32816  OPS-2  Orange,Silver Lines (and Blue Line in DC and MD)

TG 32848  OPS-3  Green, Yellow, Lines (and Blue Line in VA)

TG 32912  Station Managers

TG 49168  MTPD-1  Transit Police Dispatch

Train Radio ID Numbering:

1xx Red Line - Shady Grove-Glenmont Trains
2xx Red Line - Grosvenor-Silver Spring ("Downtown") Trains
3xx Yellow Line
4xx Blue Line
5xx Green Line
6xx Yellow Line
7xx Non-Revenue
8xx Orange Line
9xx Orange Line

Above are different from the 1xxx to 7xxx serial rolling stock numbers displayed on the outside of the trains.  These numbers are serial numbers and indicate the age of the trains.

 

Terminology:

ATC xxx - Automated Train Control

Car Equipment xx - Train Car Maintenance

PM xx - Preventive Maintenance (track)

Unit xx - Rail Supervisors

Absolute Block - portion of track which only one train is allowed at a time

 

Metro’s lettered routes are below and used to identify tracks:

A Route: Metro Center to Shady Grove (Red)

B Route: Metro Center to Glenmont (Red)

C Route: Metro Center to Huntington via Arlington Cemetery (Orange, Blue, Yellow and Silver)

D Route: Metro Center to New Carrollton (Orange, Blue and Silver)

E Route: Gallery Place to Greenbelt (Yellow and Green)

F Route: Gallery Place to Branch Avenue (Yellow and Green)

G Route: D&G Junction east of Stadium-Armory to Largo Town Center (Blue and Silver)

J Route: C&J Junction south of King Street – Old Town to Franconia–Springfield (Blue)

K Route: C&K Junction south of Rosslyn to Vienna (Orange)

L Route: F&L Junction south of L'Enfant Plaza to C&L Junction north of Pentagon via Fenwick Bridge (Yellow)

N Route (planned): K&N Junction east of West Falls Church to Ashburn (Silver)

There are no H, I, or M Routes

 

http://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?sid=2721

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Metro

http://www.ericcarlson.net/scanner/metrorail.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Metro_signaling_and_operation

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Metro_rolling_stock