This Weekend’s Metro Track Work

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric Spiegel

From WMATA:

Red Line 10 p.m. Fri., July 26 through closing Sun., July 28
Trains every 16 minutes between Shady Grove & Glenmont

Red Line trains will operate as follows:

Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: Every 16 minutes throughout the weekend.
Additional trains between Van Ness & Silver Spring: Service every 10 minutes 9:30AM-6:30PM

Work Performed: Between Van Ness and Friendship Heights, crews will rehabilitate third-rail systems, eliminate joints in the rail, repair drains, mitigate leaks, clean drains and remove standing water.

Orange Line 10 p.m. Fri., July 26 through closing Sun., July 28
Buses replace trains between Vienna & Ballston; normal service elsewhere

Orange Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals between New Carrollton and Ballston throughout the weekend. (Regular intervals are every 12 minutes during daytime hours, and every 15-20 minutes at other times.)

Free shuttle buses will replace Orange Line trains between Vienna and Ballston.

Express buses will operate non-stop between Vienna and Ballston. Please allow 25 minutes of travel time.
Local buses will operate between Vienna and Ballston with intermediate stops at Dunn Loring, West Falls Church and East Falls Church. Riders should add 15 minutes of travel time for each station stop. For example, a passenger traveling from West Falls Church to Ballston should add 30 minutes of travel time, because the bus makes two stops.

Stations closed: Vienna, Dunn Loring, West Falls Church, East Falls Church

Work Performed: Crews will perform necessary switch and signal testing for the new Silver Line, as well as tamping, ballast work, tie and insulator renewal, third-rail maintenance and rail de-stressing.

Blue Line Regular service (no scheduled work)
Yellow Line Regular service between Huntington & Fort Totten

Green Line 10 p.m. Fri., July 26 through closing Sun., July 28
Normal service between College Park & Branch Ave; additional time traveling to/from Greenbelt Station only

Green Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals between College Park and Branch Ave stations. (Regular intervals are every 12 minutes during daytime hours, and every 15-20 minutes at other times.)

During daytime hours, every other Green Line train will begin/end at College Park, rather than Greenbelt. Passengers traveling to or from Greenbelt Station only may experience a 12-minute wait for the next train.

Work Performed: Outside Greenbelt Station, crews will continue construction on a new test track to accept Metro’s new fleet of 7000-series railcars.”