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Metro Reminder About Daylight Savings Time this Weekend (and Track Work Too)

by Prince Of Petworth March 6, 2015 at 4:05 pm 0

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Samuel Dixon

From WMATA:

“Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 8, at which time all clocks are moved ahead one hour. When that happens, it will become 3 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, and the Metrorail system will close.

Customers can check “last train” schedules online or posted at each rail station and subtract one hour.

The last trains of the evening will move through stations between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. EST.

Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of March 6-8 with service adjustments on five of six rail lines.

This weekend, Orange Line trains will operate at regular intervals. Red Line trains will run every 8-16 minutes; Green and Yellow Line trains every 15 minutes.

Blue Line trains will operate normally between Franconia-Springfield and Stadium-Armory, and Silver Line trains will operate normally between Wiehle-Reston East and Stadium-Armory. Riders traveling to or from five stations at the far eastern end of the Blue/Silver lines should allow additional time.

Red Line
Trains every 8-16 minutes

Red Line trains will operate as follows throughout the weekend:

Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: every 16 minutes.
Between Friendship Heights & Silver Spring: every 8-10 minutes Saturday and Sunday from 9AM-9PM only.

Work Performed: Rail tie renewal, joint elimination, track fastener and insulator renewal for a safer ride will cause Red Line trains to share one track between Medical Center & Friendship Heights and between Fort Totten & Takoma.

Orange Line
Regular weekend service

Silver Line
Regular weekend service between Wiehle-Reston East and Stadium-Armory

Silver Line trains will operate:

Between Wiehle-Reston East & Stadium-Armory at regular weekend intervals.
At Largo Town Center, Morgan Boulevard, Addison Road, Capitol Heights and Benning Road trains will arrive and depart about every 20 minutes.

Work Performed: Joint elimination, rail, tie and insulator renewal between Stadium-Armory and Addison Road.

Blue Line
Regular weekend service between Franconia-Springfield and Stadium-Armory

Blue Line trains will operate:

Between Franconia-Springfield & Stadium-Armory at regular weekend intervals.
At Largo Town Center, Morgan Boulevard, Addison Road, Capitol Heights and Benning Road trains will arrive and depart about every 20 minutes.

Work Performed: Joint elimination, rail, tie and insulator renewal between Stadium-Armory and Addison Road.

Yellow Line
Trains every 15 minutes

Yellow Line trains will operate every 15 minutes throughout the weekend to coordinate with rebuilding on other lines.

Green Line
Trains every 15 minutes

The previously scheduled shutdown between College Park and Greenbelt has been cancelled.

On Saturday and Sunday, Green Line trains will operate every 15 minutes between Branch Avenue and Greenbelt.

Work Performed: Joint elimination, track fastener and insulator renewal for a safer ride will cause Green Line trains to share one track between L’Enfant Plaza and Navy Yard-Ballpark stations.

Daylight Saving Time begins this weekend: Daylight-saving time begins at 2 a.m. EST on Sunday, March 8. At that time, all clocks are moved ahead one hour. When that happens, it will become 3 a.m. EDT (new time), and the Metrorail system will close. Riders should expect the last trains of the evening to move through stations between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. EST (old time).”

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