Talk:Washington Metro

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Current status: Good article

WMATA press release links are broken[edit]

WMATA's new website, which you formerly had to go to explicitly as beta.wmata.com (press release about it), is now live as www.wmata.com and there is no way to avoid it. All the old press release links are now broken. Recently, User:Adavidb added (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Washington_Metro&diff=754322112&oldid=754224427) an archive link at archive.org for for http://www.wmata.com/about_metro/news/PressReleaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=5749, which is a release dated July 25, 2014 titled "Metro launches Silver Line, largest expansion of region's rail system in more than two decades". At Metro's site https://www.wmata.com/about/news/index.cfm?keyword=&month=7&year=2014 gives a link for it as https://www.wmata.com/about/news/pressreleasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=5749. It would be easy to search and replace the whole article like this but unfortunately all the new links are broken. Clicking on any of the press release links on the WMATA page goes to a completely different press release. Hgrosser (talk) 06:03, 14 December 2016 (UTC)

Update: You may get the correct news release when you click on the new URL format but then it seems to cache that particular release so that you get the same one always even with a different URL displayed in the browser bar. Hopefully WMATA will fix this so that the problem can be fixed with just a simple search and replace without having to manually add archive links to all the P.R. refs. Hgrosser (talk) 12:48, 14 December 2016 (UTC)