The 5pm Post – Metro Closure and Don’t Forget Daylights Saving Time!

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Metro track work for weekend of March 9-11, 2012

Red Line

Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through system closing on Sunday, free shuttle buses will replace Red Line trains between Dupont Circle and Van Ness to allow for rail, fastener and insulator renewal, leak repairs, drain cleaning and fiber optic cable installation.
Two stations – Woodley Park and Cleveland Park – will be closed.
Throughout the weekend, Red Line trains will operate in two sections: between Shady Grove and Van Ness and between Dupont Circle and Glenmont. Trains will operate every 10 minutes during daytime hours and at regular weekend intervals at other times.
Customers using shuttle bus service should allow 20 minutes of additional travel time.
On Friday night, the last trains to operate through the area before work begins will be the 9:28 p.m. departure from Shady Grove (arriving at Van Ness at 9:52 p.m.) and the 9:20 p.m. departure from Glenmont.
The last train from Shady Grove will depart 30 minutes earlier than normal, at 2:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights and at 11 p.m. on Sunday night.

Also blue and orange lines will be single tracking between Eastern Market and Stadium-Armory this weekend. “Customers should allow 15-20 minutes of additional travel time.”

They also remind us about daylight’s saving time:

“Daylight-saving time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 11. At that time, all clocks are moved ahead one hour. When that happens, it will become 3 a.m., and the Metrorail system will close.”

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