This Weekend’s Metro Track Work – “Orange, Silver, Blue and Yellow line trains will operate every 24 minutes”

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“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of July 31 – August 2 with service adjustments on five rail lines beginning at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through system closing on Sunday.

This weekend, Green Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals. Orange, Silver, Blue and Yellow line trains will operate every 24 minutes.

Red Line trains will operate every 8-16 minutes with additional trains between Dupont Circle and Rhode Island Ave between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.”

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  • So in reality every 40 minutes then? That about right?

  • God, how much longer is this track work supposed to last. This is ridiculous.

    • How long? Forever. In a well maintained system, getting to the end of a track maintenance cycle would mean immediately starting over at the beginning.

      • I was thinking about something the other day, while waiting 16 min for a RL train… Metro closes sections of track 3 stations by 3 stations (between pocket tracks for u-turn), but does actual maintenance on only one of those 3 sections.
        Example from last weekend: Single tracking between Friendship Heights and Grosvernor for maintenance on track between FH and Bethesda.
        So if you close 3 sections on 3 lines (let say RL, BL and OL), and have 3 teams of worker working on one section of each line, why not closing 3 sections on only 1 line (for example RL between FH and Grosvernor), and have the 3 teams working on those 3 closed sections (FH to Bethesda, Bethesda to Med center, and Med Center to Grosvernor)?
        This way, within 3 weekends, you can do the same amount of work on the 3 lines, but you affect each line only 1 weekend instead of 3…
        Am I clear?
        In my opinion, these “track maintenance” are just a way for Metro to cut service on the weekend to save money… It is pretty clear that in the long term some people at Metro just want to be a commuter train company… This is sad and pathetic…

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