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Howard University Homecoming Parade Saturday and this Weekend’s Metro Track Work – Stations Closed: Brookland, Fort Totten (Red Line platform) & Takoma

by Prince Of Petworth October 17, 2014 at 12:30 pm 0

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Photo by PoPville flickr user carstenschmidt

From MPD:

“On Saturday, October 18, 2014, the 2014 Howard University Homecoming Parade will take place in the District of Columbia. In conjunction with this event, there will be several street closures that motorists should take into consideration:

The staging area time will be 7:00 am in front of Johnson Administration Building (2400 6th Street NW) on the campus of Howard University. The parade start time will be 10:00 am and will conclude approximately at 12:30 pm at which time the roadways will re-open to traffic.

Parade Route

North on 6th Street, NW
Left onto Fairmont Street, NW
Left onto Georgia Avenue, NW
Southbound on Georgia Avenue, NW
Left onto Florida Avenue, NW
Continue eastbound on Florida Avenue, NW
Left onto 5th Street, NW
Northbound on 5th Street, NW
Right onto T Street, NW
Eastbound on T Street, NW
Left onto 4th Street, NW
Continue Northbound on 4th Street, NW
Left on Howard Street NW (End of the parade)”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user sarah.gerrity

From WMATA:

“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of October 17-19 with service adjustments beginning at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through system closing on Sunday.

This weekend, Orange, Silver, Blue, Green and Yellow line trains will run every 16 minutes, rather than every 12 minutes. On the Red Line, buses will replace trains between Rhode Island Ave and Silver Spring stations on Saturday and Sunday only.

Red Line
Buses replace trains between Rhode Island Ave and Silver Spring stations

Red Line trains will operate as follows from 12:01 a.m. Saturday through closing Sunday:

Between Shady Grove & Rhode Island Ave: every 10 minutes 9AM-9PM, regular intervals at other times
Between Silver Spring & Glenmont: every 10 minutes 9AM-9PM, regular intervals at other times

Stations Closed: Brookland, Fort Totten (Red Line platform) & Takoma

Last Train Time Change: The last Red Line train of the night from Glenmont to Silver Spring will depart 40 minutes earlier than normal to allow for shuttle bus connections. On Friday and Saturday nights, the last train will leave Glenmont at 1:57 a.m. On Sunday, the last train will leave Glenmont at 10:57 p.m.

Free shuttle buses will replace Red Line trains between Rhode Island Ave & Silver Spring. Shuttle buses will operate on two routes:

Express buses will operate between Rhode Island Avenue and Silver Spring with no intermediate stops. Please add up to 25 minutes of travel time.
Local buses will operate between Rhode Island Ave and Silver Spring, making intermediate stops at Brookland, Fort Totten and Takoma. Please allow 15 minutes of travel time for each station stop.

Work Performed: Cable replacement and rail tie renewal between Rhode Island Avenue and Silver Spring stations

Orange Line
Trains every 16 minutes

Orange Line trains will operate every 16 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
Trains every 16 minutes

Silver Line trains will operate every 16 minutes throughout the weekend to coordinate train schedules with track work on other lines. Normal service is every 12 minutes.

Blue Line
Trains every 16 minutes

Blue Line trains will operate every 16 minutes throughout the weekend to coordinate train schedules with track work on other lines. Normal service is every 12 minutes.

Yellow Line
Trains every 16 minutes between Huntington & Mt. Vernon Sq only

Yellow Line trains will operate every 16 minutes throughout the weekend. Normal service is every 12 minutes. 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.

L’Enfant Plaza Boarding Location Changes:

On Friday evening and all day Saturday, all passengers will board trains on the Huntington platform.
On Sunday, all passengers will board trains on the Mt Vernon Sq platform.

Work Performed: Annual inspection of the Yellow Line bridge over the Potomac River

Green Line
Trains every 16 minutes

Green Line trains will operate every 16 minutes throughout the weekend. Normal service is every 12 minutes.

L’Enfant Plaza Boarding Location Changes:

On Friday evening and all day Saturday, all passengers will board trains on the Greenbelt platform.
On Sunday, all passengers will board trains on the Branch Ave platform.

Work Performed: Rail joint elimination between L’Enfant Plaza and Navy Yard for a smoother ride”

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