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This Weekend’s Metro Track Work

by Prince Of Petworth September 26, 2014 at 12:45 pm 3 Comments

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From WMATA:

“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of September 26-28.

To accommodate the work, from 10 p.m. Friday through closing Sunday, Orange Line trains will operate every 24 minutes, and Red Line trains will operate every 10 to 22 minutes. In addition, beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday and continuing through system closing on Sunday, buses will replace Green Line trains between Southern Ave and Branch Ave.

Silver, Blue and Yellow line trains will run on regular schedules this weekend. In addition, Green Line trains will run on regular schedules between Greenbelt and Southern Ave only.

Red Line
Trains every 10-22 minutes

Red Line trains will operate as follows throughout the weekend:

Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: every 22 minutes
Between Grosvenor & NoMa-Gallaudet: every 10-12 minutes Saturday and Sunday from 9AM-9PM only

Work Performed: Rail tie renewal between Rhode Island Ave and Fort Totten. On Saturday and Sunday, Metro will continue railcar testing and acceptance of the new fleet of 7000-series railcars between Twinbrook and Shady Grove.

Orange Line
Trains every 24 minutes

Orange Line trains will operate every 24 minutes throughout the weekend. Normal service is every 12 minutes.

Work Performed: Platform rehabilitation, rail tie, fastener, insulator and grout pad renewal between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly.

Silver Line
Regular weekend service

Blue Line
Regular weekend service

Blue Line trains will operate regular weekend service throughout the weekend. This is a change from the previously announced service frequency.

Yellow Line
Regular weekend service between Huntington and Fort Totten

Green Line
Buses replace trains between Southern Ave and Branch Ave stations

Green Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals between Greenbelt and Southern Ave

Stations Closed: Naylor Road, Suitland and Branch Ave

Free shuttle buses will replace Green Line trains between Southern Ave and Branch Ave. Shuttle buses will operate on two routes:

Express buses will operate between Southern Ave and Branch Ave. Please add up to 25 minutes of additional travel time.
Local buses will operate between Southern Ave and Branch Ave, making intermediate stops at Naylor Road and Suitland. Please allow 15 minutes of travel time for each station stop.

Work Performed: NTSB-recommended track circuit replacement, rail renewal and joint elimination between Southern Ave and Branch Ave stations.”

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