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This Weekend’s Metro Track Work – Stations Closed on Orange and Blue Lines

by Prince Of Petworth April 25, 2014 at 4:45 pm 0

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Photo by PoPville flickr user nevermindtheend

From WMATA:

“Early Opening Sunday Morning for Nike Women Half Marathon
Metrorail will open at 5 a.m. on Sunday, April 27, for customers traveling to the Nike Women Half Marathon. The start line is accessible from Metro Center (Red/Blue/Orange lines), Federal Triangle (Blue/Orange lines) or Archives (Yellow/Green lines).

Red Line
Trains every 10-20 minutes

Red Line trains will operate as follows from 10 p.m. Friday through closing Sunday:

Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: Every 20 minutes throughout the weekend
Between Shady Grove & Judiciary Square: Every 10-12 minutes from 9AM-9PM only

Work Performed: Rail fastener and insulator renewal; fence and light pole replacement between Judiciary Square and Rhode Island Avenue.

Orange Line
Buses replace trains between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly

Orange Line trains will operate as follows from 10 p.m. Friday through closing Sunday:

Between Vienna & Stadium-Armory: Every 15 minutes throughout the weekend
Between New Carrollton & Cheverly: Every 15 minutes throughout the weekend

Free shuttle buses will replace Orange Line trains between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly. Shuttle buses will operate on two routes:

Express Buses will operate non-stop between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly. Add 25 minutes of travel time.
Local Buses will operate between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly, making intermediate stops at Minnesota Ave and Deanwood. Please allow 10 minutes of travel time for each station stop.

Stations Closed: Minnesota Ave and Deanwood

Work Performed: Crews will continue tunnel rehabilitation at Stadium-Armory, platform renewal at Minnesota Ave, and improvements to track infrastructure including rail joint elimination along with rail tie, fastener, grout pad and insulator renewal.

Last Train Time Change: The last Orange Line train of the night from New Carrollton to Cheverly will depart 27 minutes earlier than normal to allow for shuttle bus connections. On Friday and Saturday nights, the last train will leave New Carrollton at 2:09 a.m., and on Sunday, the last train will leave New Carrollton at 11:09 p.m.

Blue Line
Buses replace trains between Stadium-Armory and Addison Road

Blue Line trains will operate as follows from 10 p.m. Friday through closing Sunday:

Between Franconia-Springfield & Stadium-Armory: Every 15 minutes throughout the weekend
Between Largo Town Center & Addison Road: Every 15 minutes throughout the weekend

Free shuttle buses will replace Blue Line trains between Stadium-Armory and Addison Road. Shuttle buses will operate between Stadium-Armory and Addison Road, making intermediate stops at Benning Road and Capitol Heights. Please allow 10 minutes of travel time for each station stop (30 min travel time total).

Stations Closed: Benning Road and Capitol Heights

Work Performed: Crews will continue tunnel rehabilitation at Stadium-Armory and improvements to track infrastructure – including rail joint elimination along with rail tie, fastener, grout pad and insulator renewal.

Last Train Time Change: The last Blue Line train of the night from Largo Town Center to Addison Road will depart 15 minutes earlier than normal to allow for shuttle bus connections. On Friday and Saturday nights, the last train will leave Largo Town Center at 2:09 a.m., and on Sunday, the last train will leave Largo Town Center at 11:09 p.m.

Yellow Line
Trains every 15 minutes between Huntington & Fort Totten

This weekend, Yellow Line trains will operate between Huntington and Fort Totten every 15 minutes. (Regular service is every 12 minutes on Saturdays and every 15 minutes on Sundays.)

Green Line
Trains every 15 minutes

This weekend, Green Line trains will run every 15 minutes. (Regular service is every 12 minutes on Saturdays and every 15 minutes on Sundays.)

Work Performed: Crews will replace communications cables between Southern Avenue and Navy Yard along with continued testing of the new 7000-series railcars between College Park and Greenbelt”

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