This Weekend’s Metro Track Work

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Photo by PoPville flickr user vpickering

From WMATA:

Red Line
Trains every 10-15 minutes

Red Line trains will operate as follows from 10 p.m. Friday through closing Sunday:

Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: Every 15 minutes throughout the weekend
Between Van Ness & NoMa-Gallaudet: Every 8-10 minutes from 9AM-9PM only

Work Performed: Rail fastener and insulator renewal between Van Ness and Friendship Heights; fence and light pole replacement between NoMa-Gallaudet and Rhode Island Avenue.

Orange Line
Buses replace trains between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly

Orange Line trains will operate as follows from 10 p.m. Friday through closing Sunday:

Between Vienna & Stadium-Armory: Every 15 minutes throughout the weekend
Between New Carrollton & Cheverly: Every 15 minutes throughout the weekend

Stations Closed: Minnesota Ave and Deanwood

Free shuttle buses will replace Orange Line trains between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly. Shuttle buses will operate on two routes:

Express Buses will operate non-stop between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly. Add 25 minutes of travel time.
Local Buses will operate between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly, making intermediate stops at Minnesota Ave and Deanwood. Please allow 10 minutes of travel time for each station stop.

Work Performed: Crews will continue tunnel rehabilitation at Stadium-Armory, platform renewal at Minnesota Ave, and improvements to track infrastructure including rail joint elimination along with rail tie, fastener, grout pad and insulator renewal.

Last Train Time Change: The last Orange Line train of the night from New Carrollton to Cheverly will depart 27 minutes earlier than normal to allow for shuttle bus connections. On Friday and Saturday nights, the last train will leave New Carrollton at 2:09 a.m., and on Sunday, the last train will leave New Carrollton at 11:09 p.m.

Blue Line
Buses replace trains between Stadium-Armory and Addison Road

Blue Line trains will operate as follows from 10 p.m. Friday through closing Sunday:

Between Franconia-Springfield & Stadium-Armory: Every 15 minutes throughout the weekend
Between Largo Town Center & Addison Road: Every 15 minutes throughout the weekend

Stations Closed: Benning Road and Capitol Heights

Free shuttle buses will replace Blue Line trains between Stadium-Armory and Addison Road.
Shuttle buses will operate between Stadium-Armory and Addison Road, making intermediate stops at Benning Road and Capitol Heights. Please allow 10 minutes of travel time for each station stop (30 min travel time total).

Work Performed: Crews will continue tunnel rehabilitation at Stadium-Armory and improvements to track infrastructure – including rail joint elimination along with rail tie, fastener, grout pad and insulator renewal.

Last Train Time Change: The last Blue Line train of the night from Largo Town Center to Benning Road will depart 15 minutes earlier than normal to allow for shuttle bus connections. On Friday and Saturday nights, the last train will leave Largo Town Center at 2:09 a.m., and on Sunday, the last train will leave Largo Town Center at 11:09 p.m.

Yellow Line
Regular weekend service between Huntington & Fort Totten

Green Line
Regular service EXCEPT Saturday during daytime hours at Greenbelt Station only

On Saturday, Green Line trains will operate:

Between College Park & Branch Ave at regular weekend intervals (every 12 minutes 9AM-9PM)
At Greenbelt Station only, trains will arrive and depart every 20-25 minutes between 9AM-9PM

Regular weekend service on Sunday.

Work Performed: Crews will continue testing new 7000-series railcars”

2 Comment

  • Does anybody know how many “Rail fastener and insulator” there is per miles on the Red Line?
    It is always the same “excuse” used by metro to shutdown or singletrack on some portions of the Red Line.
    During the first half of 2012, they did exactly the same: several weekends between Dupont and Van Ness, followed by several weekends between VN and FH, followed by several weeks between FH and MC, etc…

    Does that mean they are now replacing the “Rail fastener and insulator” installed during 2012?

    Why metro is not willing to publish a weekly report of advancement of the “rebuilt”?

    I sometimes feel like Metro is using the repairs as an excuse to cut service on the weekend…

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