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This Weekend’s Metro Track Work

by Prince Of Petworth June 22, 2012 at 4:15 pm 1 Comment


Photo by PoPville flickr user Glyn Lowe Photoworks

From WMATA:

Metro Forward rebuilding efforts will continue over the weekend of June 22-24 on the Orange, Red and Blue lines. The work will begin at 10 p.m. Friday and continue through system closing on Sunday.

Orange Line: Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, June 22, and continuing through system closing on Sunday, June 24, buses will replace Orange Line trains between East Falls Church and West Falls Church to allow for cable installation for future Silver Line service. Orange Line trains will operate in two sections: between Vienna and West Falls Church at regular weekend intervals, and between East Falls Church and New Carrollton at regular weekend intervals. Customers using shuttle bus service should allow about 20 minutes of additional travel time. The last eastbound train will depart Vienna 20 minutes earlier than normal, at 2:05 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, and at 11:05 a.m. on Sunday night.

Red Line: Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, June 22, and continuing through system closing on Sunday, June 24, trains will single track between Judiciary Square and Rhode Island Avenue for tie renewal work, and between Medical Center and Grosvenor for grout work and rail renewal. Trains will operate every 20 minutes between Glenmont and Shady Grove throughout the weekend. Customers should allow 10 minutes of additional travel time. Between 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., additional trains will operate between Medical Center and Judiciary Square, providing service every 10 minutes between those stations.

Blue Line: Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, June 22, and continuing through system closing on Sunday, June 24, trains will single track between Stadium-Armory and Addison Road to allow for repairs to the “floating concrete slabs” beneath the rails. Blue Line trains will depart Largo Town Center and Franconia-Springfield every 20 minutes. Customers should allow about 15 minutes of additional travel time.

There is no work scheduled this weekend on the Green or Yellow lines. As a reminder, Navy Yard Station will close at 10 p.m. Saturday night for a security drill.

Info on Navy Yard Station closure after the jump.

Navy Yard Metrorail Station on the Green Line will close five hours early—at 10 p.m.—on Saturday, June 23, and the Half Street entrance will be closed at various times throughout the weekend as Metro Transit Police, in cooperation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other law-enforcement partners, conduct a security drill at the station.

Green Line service will continue to operate normally through the Navy Yard Station at all times.

Customers in the area of the station may notice street closures, as well as a large presence of emergency vehicles and law enforcement personnel. Please be assured that this is only a drill.

Service information Navy Yard customers:
• Navy Yard Station will close at 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 23. Regular weekend rail service will be unaffected, with trains passing through, but not servicing, the Navy Yard station after 10 p.m.
• After 10 p.m. Saturday, Metro will operate free shuttle bus service between Navy Yard and Waterfront stations for affected customers. Customers using shuttle bus service should allow 15 minutes of additional travel time.
• The station will reopen at 7:00 a.m. Sunday, June 24

Navy Yard entrance closures:
• The station’s Half Street entrance will close at approximately 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 23. Between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. (station closing), all customers will be directed to enter and exit via the New Jersey Avenue entrance.
• On Sunday, June 17, the Half Street entrance will remain closed until approximately 12:30 p.m. Customers will be directed to use the station’s New Jersey Avenue entrance between 7 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

The drill will conclude around 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

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