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The 5pm Post – Metro track work for weekend of Feb. 24-26

by Prince Of Petworth February 24, 2012 at 5:00 pm 4 Comments


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From WMATA:

Metro will continue efforts to rebuild the rail system over the weekend of February 24-26. The work will begin at 10 p.m. Friday and continue through system closing on Sunday.

Red Line
• Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through system closing on Sunday, Red Line trains will single track between Shady Grove and Twinbrook to allow for NTSB-recommended track circuit module replacement and between New York Avenue and Rhode Island Avenue for DDOT bridge work.
• Throughout the weekend, Red Line trains will operate between Shady Grove and Glenmont every 16 minutes.
• On Saturday and Sunday, between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., additional trains will operate between Grosvenor and New York Avenue, resulting in trains every 8 minutes between those stations.
• Customers should allow about 15 minutes of additional travel time.

Orange Line
• Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through system closing on Sunday, Orange Line trains will single track between Eastern Market and Stadium-Armory to allow for rail fastener renewal, tie replacement and station rehabilitation work, and between East Falls Church and West Falls Church for testing associated with the Dulles rail project.
• Throughout the weekend, Orange Line trains will depart endpoint terminals every 20 minutes.
• Customers should allow about 15 minutes of additional travel time.

Blue Line
• Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through system closing on Sunday, Blue Line trains will single track between Eastern Market and Stadium-Armory to allow for rail fastener renewal, tie replacement and station rehabilitation work.
• Throughout the weekend, Blue Line trains will depart endpoint terminals every 20 minutes.
• Customers should allow about 15 minutes of additional travel time.

Green Line
• Green Line trains will single track between Naylor Road and Branch Avenue to allow for rail and fastener renewal.
• Throughout the weekend, Green Line trains will operate every 16 minutes.
• Customers should allow about 10 minutes of additional travel time.

Yellow Line
• Due to schedule coordination with Green Line track work (above), Yellow Line trains will operate every 16 minutes between Huntington and Fort Totten throughout the weekend.
• Customers should allow about 10 minutes of additional travel time.

But remember, a “spring break” from track work is coming soon.

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