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This Weekend’s Metro Track Work – National Airport Closed

by Prince Of Petworth September 13, 2013 at 4:00 pm 1 Comment

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From WMATA:

Red Line 10 p.m. Fri., Sept. 13 through closing Sun., Sept. 15
Regular weekend service except slight reduction in trains at stations north of Medical Center (Grosvenor to Shady Grove)

Red Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals (every 6 to 15 minutes) throughout the weekend.

During daytime hours, every other train will run between Silver Spring & Medical Center, rather than between Silver Spring & Shady Grove. As a result, riders traveling to or from stations north of Medical Center (e.g. Rockville, Shady Grove) may experience an additional wait of up to 6 minutes.

Orange Line 10 p.m. Fri., Sept. 13 through closing Sun., Sept. 15
Trains every 20 minutes

Orange Line trains will operate every 20 minutes throughout the weekend.

Work Performed: Reconstruction of the station platforms at Minnesota Ave and Deanwood stations will continue, along with tie renewal, insulator renewal and structural improvements.

Blue Line 10 p.m. Fri., Sept. 13 through closing Sun., Sept. 15
Buses replace trains between Braddock Road & Pentagon City

Blue Line trains will operate:

Between Franconia-Springfield & Braddock Road at regular weekend intervals (every 12 minutes during daytime hours, and every 15-20 minutes at other times).
Between Largo Town Center & Pentagon City at regular weekend intervals (every 12 minutes during daytime hours, and every 15-20 minutes at other times).

Free shuttle buses will replace Blue Line trains between Braddock Road and Pentagon City to allow for rebuilding work. Shuttle buses will operate on two routes:

Express Buses will operate non-stop between Braddock Road and Pentagon City. Add 15 minutes of travel time.
Local Buses will operate between Braddock Road and Pentagon City, making intermediate stops at Reagan National Airport and Crystal City stations. Add up to 20 minutes of travel time.

Stations Closed: Reagan National Airport, Crystal City

Change to Last Train Times: The last train from Franconia-Springfield to Braddock Road will depart 22 minutes earlier than normal to allow for shuttle bus connections. The last train of the night will depart at 2:07 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, and at 11:07 p.m. on Sunday.

Work Performed: Crews will replace junction boxes (an NTSB safety recommendation), along with structural/grout pad rehabilitation, track maintenance and cover baord renewal.

Yellow Line 10 p.m. Fri., Sept. 13 through closing Sun., Sept. 15
Buses replace trains between Braddock Road & Pentagon City

Yellow Line trains will operate:

Between Huntington & Braddock Road at regular weekend intervals (every 12 minutes during daytime hours, and every 15-20 minutes at other times).
Between Mt Vernon Sq & Pentagon City at regular weekend intervals (every 12 minutes during daytime hours, and every 15-20 minutes at other times).

Note: Yellow Line trains will operate to/from Mt Vernon Sq this weekend. Riders traveling to/from stations north of Mt Vernon Sq should use Green Line trains to complete their trip.

Free shuttle buses will replace Yellow Line trains between Braddock Road and Pentagon City to allow for rebuilding work. Shuttle buses will operate on two routes:

Express Buses will operate non-stop between Braddock Road and Pentagon City. Add 15 minutes of travel time.
Local Buses will operate between Braddock Road and Pentagon City, making intermediate stops at Reagan National Airport and Crystal City stations. Add up to 20 minutes of travel time.

Stations Closed: Reagan National Airport, Crystal City

Change to Last Train Times: The last train from Huntington to Braddock Road will depart 22 minutes earlier than normal to allow for shuttle bus connections. The last train of the night will depart at 2:12 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, and at 11:12 p.m. on Sunday.

Work Performed: Crews will replace junction boxes (an NTSB safety recommendation), along with structural/grout pad rehabilitation, track maintenance and cover baord renewal.

Green Line 10 p.m. Fri., Sept. 13 through closing Sun., Sept. 15
Trains every 16 minutes

Green Line trains will operate every 16 minutes throughout the weekend.

Work Performed: Between Fort Totten and Prince George’s Plaza, crews will perform necessary track upgrades, including tie and insulator renewal, tamping and ballast regulating.”

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