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The 5pm Post – Major track work planned for weekend of November 4-6

by Prince Of Petworth November 1, 2011 at 5:00 pm 1 Comment


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From a WMATA press release:

“Major track work planned for weekend of November 4-6

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.

Customers should take note of the following service impacts:

Red Line – 10 p.m. Friday through closing on Sunday

Buses will replace Red Line trains between Glenmont and Fort Totten stations.
Takoma, Silver Spring, Forest Glen, Wheaton and Glenmont stations will be closed.
Free shuttle buses will operate between Glenmont, Wheaton, Forest Glen, Silver Spring, Takoma and Fort Totten.
Red Line service will operate normally between Fort Totten and Shady Grove.
The last Shady Grove-bound train will depart Fort Totten at 2:51 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 11:51 p.m. on Sunday.
Customers using shuttle buses should allow about 30 minutes of additional travel time.

Orange and Blue Line – 10 p.m. Friday through closing on Sunday

Orange and Blue Line trains will share one track between McPherson Square and Foggy Bottom stations as personnel conduct rail renewal work.
Throughout the weekend, Orange and Blue Line trains will depart endpoint terminals every 15 minutes.
Customers should allow about 20 minutes of additional travel time.”

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