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“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of November 21-23 with service adjustments beginning at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through system closing on Sunday.
Silver, Blue, Yellow and Green line trains will operate regular weekend intervals, except at Franconia-Springfield station on Saturday only (see below). Red Line trains will operate every 16 minutes with additional trains providing service every 8-10 minutes between Grosvenor and NoMa-Gallaudet during daytime hours. Buses replace Orange Line trains between West Falls Church and Vienna beginning 12:01 a.m. Saturday through closing Sunday.
Trains every 8-16 minutes
Red Line trains will operate as follows throughout the weekend:
Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: every 16 minutes
Between Grosvenor & NoMa-Gallaudet: every 8-10 minutes Saturday and Sunday from 9AM-9PM only
Work Performed: Rail tie renewal between Grosvenor & Twinbrook; lighting and fence upgrades between Rhode Island Ave & NoMa-Gallaudet.
Buses replace trains between West Falls Church and Vienna
Orange Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals between New Carrollton and West Falls Church.
Stations Closed: Dunn Loring and Vienna
Free shuttle buses will replace Orange Line trains between Vienna & West Falls Church. Shuttle buses will operate on two routes:
Express buses will operate between Vienna and West Falls Church with no intermediate stops. Please add up to 25 minutes of travel time.
Local buses will operate between Vienna and West Falls Church, making an intermediate stop at Dunn Loring. Please allow 15 minutes of travel time for each station stop.
Work Performed: NTSB recommended track circuit replacement, joint elimination, rail, tie and cover board renewal between West Falls Church and Vienna.
Regular weekend service
Regular weekend service EXCEPT at Franconia-Springfield
On Saturday, Blue Line trains will operate:
Between Van Dorn St. and Largo Town Center at regular Saturday intervals (every 12 minutes 9AM-9PM)
At Franconia-Springfield only, trains will arrive and depart every 20-25 minutes between 9AM-9PM
On Sunday, Blue Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals.
Work Performed: Rail, tie and insulator renewal between Franconia-Springfield and Van Dorn St.
Regular weekend service (Huntington-Fort Totten)
Regular weekend service “