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Metro News – New Station Names, Some Stations Closed, and Extra Hour of Service Sat.

by Prince Of Petworth November 4, 2011 at 2:15 pm 34 Comments


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New names announced here:

“In accordance with Board-adopted guidelines limiting primary station names to 19 characters (13 characters for transfer stations), the Board approved the following for the June 2012 map:

Navy Yard becomes Navy Yard-Ballpark.
King Street becomes King St-Old Town.
Waterfront-SEU will drop “SEU,” because the university no longer exists.
Forest Glen will be shown on the map with the universal “H” symbol to indicate the location of Holy Cross Hospital. Foggy Bottom, Shaw-Howard and Medical Center will also be shown with “H” symbols reflecting proximity of hospitals.
New York Ave-Florida Ave-Gallaudet U will be renamed “NoMa-Gallaudet U.” “New York Ave” will be shown as a secondary name for one-year to assist customers during the transition.”

This weekend’s major track work:

“Buses will replace Red Line trains between Glenmont and Fort Totten, and five stations — Takoma, Silver Spring, Forest Glen, Wheaton and Glenmont — will be closed as Metro rebuilds track, installs ties and insulators, replaces communications cables and renovates station platforms. In addition, trains will single track on the Blue/Orange lines between Foggy Bottom and McPherson Square to allow for rail renewal work.”

Extra hour of service on Sat. due to clocks pushed back:

“This Saturday, Nov. 5, Metro will operate on its normal weekend schedule until 3 a.m, even though the clocks are turned back an hour to mark the end of Daylight Saving Time.”

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