This Long Weekend’s Metro Track Work

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From WMATA:

“Weekend service adjustments September 2-5

Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of September 2-5 with service adjustments on four of six lines. Trains will operate as follows:

Free shuttle buses replace Orange Line trains between Stadium-Armory and Minnesota Avenue
Free shuttle buses replace Blue Line trains between Stadium-Armory & Benning Road and Franconia Springfield & King Street
Yellow and Green line trains will operate regular weekend service
Red Line trains will operate every 6-20 minutes
Silver Line trains will operate every 15 minutes between Wiehle-Reston East and Ballston only

Labor Day service information. On Labor Day, Monday, September 5, Metrorail will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at midnight. Trains will operate on a Sunday schedule. Off-peak fares will be in effect all day, and parking will be free at all Metrorail parking facilities.”

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  • Worth noting that Rhode Island Av station on the Red line is also closed this weekend, due to inspections being done after several pieces of concrete and bracing fell from the ceiling. The latest press release said it’s closed through Sunday, and a shuttle bus to Brookland station is available.

    • I’m loathe to mention this since it’s caused some crowding for me, but since my behind is firmly planted at home for the weekend, WTH. If you’re trying to get to the RIA Metro from the Brookland Metro, and the shuttle buses aren’t right there, check the schedule for the H8, it also runs between the two stations. Yes, you’ll have to pay the fare, but if it’s there and the shuttle isn’t, it might be worth the $1.25 (assuming you transferred from the train).

  • Closing Metro at midnight (some stations almost a half-hour earlier) isn’t working. It’s stranding people, causing drunk driving, making the system unusable on weekends.

    If they want to run a commuter rail system, then call it that and don’t try to compete with big cities.