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This Weekend’s Metro Track Work – Stations Closed: Takoma and Silver Spring

by Prince Of Petworth August 15, 2014 at 3:10 pm 0

From WMATA:

“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of August 15-17 with service adjustments beginning at 10 p.m. Friday night and continuing through system closing on Sunday.

Silver and Green line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals. Orange and Blue line trains will operate every 20 minutes and Yellow Line trains will operate every 20 minutes between Huntington and Mt. Vernon Sq.

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday and continuing through system closing on Sunday, buses will replace Red Line trains between Fort Totten and Forest Glen.

Red Line
Buses replace trains between Fort Totten and Forest Glen

Red Line trains will operate as follows throughout the weekend:

Between Shady Grove & Fort Totten: every 10 minutes
Between Glenmont & Forest Glen: every 10 minutes

Stations Closed: Takoma and Silver Spring

Last Train Time Change: The last Red Line train of the night from Glenmont to Forest Glen will depart 33 minutes earlier than normal to allow for shuttle bus connections. On Friday and Saturday nights, the last train will leave Glenmont at 2:04 a.m., and on Sunday the last train will leave Glenmont at 11:04 p.m.

Free shuttle buses will replace Red Line trains between Fort Totten and Forest Glen. Shuttle buses will operate on two routes:

Limited stop buses will operate between Fort Totten and Forest Glen making one stop at Silver Spring. Add up to 25 minutes of additional travel time.
Local buses will operate between Fort Totten and Forest Glen, making intermediate stops at Takoma and Silver Spring. Please allow 10-12 minutes of travel time for each station stop.

Work Performed: Rail tie and insulator renewal, joint elimination and communication cable replacement between Fort Totten and Forest Glen.

Orange Line
Trains every 20 minutes

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

Work Performed: Platform rehabilitation, rail tie/insulator renewal and communications upgrades between Minnesota Avenue and Cheverly.

Silver Line
Regular weekend service

Blue Line
Trains every 20 minutes

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

Work Performed: Rail fastener, insulator and grout pad renewal between Pentagon City and Ronald Reagan Washington National Aiport.

Yellow Line
Trains every 20 minutes between Huntington and Mt. Vernon Sq

Yellow Line trains will operate every 20 minutes throughout the weekend. All trains will operate to/from Mt Vernon Sq, rather than Fort Totten. If you are traveling to or from a station north of Mt Vernon Sq, use a Green Line train to complete your trip.

Work Performed: Rail fastener, insulator and grout pad renewal between Pentagon City and Ronald Reagan Washington National Aiport.

Green Line
Regular weekend service”

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