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Big Metro Work: Friday, October 7, through closing on Monday, October 10, the Shaw, U Street and Columbia Heights metro stations will be closed

by Prince Of Petworth October 3, 2011 at 11:20 am 16 Comments


Photo by PoPville flickr user Caitlin H. Faw

From a WMATA press release:

“Metro will advance major track work on sections of the Green, Yellow and Orange lines over the three-day Columbus Day weekend.

To advance NTSB-recommended safety improvements, three stations on the Green/Yellow lines — Shaw, U Street and Columbia Heights — will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday through system opening Tuesday. Shuttle buses will operate between Mt. Vernon Square and Georgia Avenue stations, making stops outside each of the closed Metrorail stations. During this time, Metro personnel will install new “Guarded #8” switches outside U Street Station.

On the Orange Line, buses will replace trains between East Falls Church and West Falls Church as work continues on the Dulles rail extension project.

Customers should take note of the following service impacts:

Green and Yellow Lines – 10 p.m. Friday through closing on Monday (Columbus Day)

From 10 p.m., Friday, October 7, through closing on Monday, October 10, the Shaw, U Street and Columbia Heights stations will be closed as Metro installs new track switches outside U Street station, which is part of a National Transportation Safety Board recommendation.
Green Line trains will operate in two sections, between Greenbelt and Georgia Avenue and between Branch Avenue and Mt. Vernon Square.
Free shuttle buses will operate between Mt. Vernon Square and Georgia Avenue.
The last train will depart Greenbelt 30 minutes earlier than usual—at 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights and at 11 p.m. on Sunday and Monday nights.
Customers using shuttle buses should allow 20 minutes of additional travel time.
Yellow Line trains will operate between Huntington and Mt. Vernon Square.
Normal rail service will resume on Tuesday, October 11.

Orange line delays after the jump.

Orange Line – 10 p.m. Friday through closing Monday (Columbus Day)

From 10 p.m., Friday, October 7, through closing on Monday, October 10, buses will replace trains between the East Falls Church and West Falls Church stations to allow for construction associated with the Dulles rail extension.
Free shuttle buses will operate between East Falls Church and West Falls Church stations.
East Falls Church and West Falls Church stations will remain open for transfers between trains and buses.
The last train will depart Vienna 17 minutes earlier than usual—at 2:08 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights and at 11:08 p.m. on Sunday and Monday.
Between Vienna and West Falls Church stations, trains will operate every 20 minutes and share one track while personnel replace cross ties and insulators.
Customers traveling through the work zone should allow about 30 minutes of additional travel time.
Normal rail service will resume on Tuesday, October 11.”

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