Residents raise concerns about Metrorail noise along Green line, meeting on Monday

A group of residents along the 4000 block of New Hampshire Avenue and the 500-700 block of Taylor Street have raised concerns about recent noise and shaking that they say is caused by Metro trains running beneath their homes.

The residents have put together a meeting with Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd, ANC 4C08 Commissioner Timothy Jones and a WMATA representative to discuss the issue. They're meeting Monday, December 12th at 7pm at 801 Shepherd Street. 

"We have been experiencing noisy rumblings and shaking of homes from Metro trains around the clock," said meeting organizer William Alexander, "something that has never happened in our neighborhood until this past summer."

If you have concerns about noise or house-shaking due to Metro, stop by the meeting and share those concerns. 

Their press release is below.

ATTENTION PETWORTH AND CONCERNED WARD 4 RESIDENTS.

Meeting with Ward 4 Council Member Brandon Todd, ANC Commissioner Timothy Jones (4C), WMATA Representative and residents concerned about the escalating METRO rail noise and rumbling/shaking problems.

Monday December 12th 2016 7:00pm
801 Shepherd Street NW (Boys & Girls Club / MPD)

Since mid-summer 2016, many residents, especially those in the 4000, 4100 and 4200 blocks of New Hampshire Avenue. 500-700 blocks of Taylor Streets NW have had to endure major METRO headaches.

Increased train noise, underground rumblings and in many cases shaking of homes and structures. Some have said it feels and sounds like the earthquake we experienced a few years ago.

For many of these residents, especially those who have lived here 20-60 years, this is the FIRST TIME since the opening of the Petworth Station there has been a problem. Train noise had been nonexistent or at a minimum. Now we have problems on a daily basis and around the clock! From 5:00 am-1:00 am.

Many residents want answers from WMATA, but we can’t get them.

This is now your opportunity to ask those questions and hold WMATA responsible!

Please join us for this important meeting!

Contact:  Brandon Todd (202) 724-8052 btodd@dccouncil.us
                Timothy Jones 202-722-0701 4C08@anc.dc.gov