“Metro announces four-week break from weekend track work during Cherry Blossom season”

by Prince Of Petworth March 14, 2019 at 1:45 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user wolfpackWX

Ed. Note: Peak bloom was announced for April 3rd-6th.

From WMATA:

“Metro is planning to welcome area residents and visitors traveling during the busy Cherry Blossom season with a four-week suspension of almost all weekend track work beginning Saturday, March 23. Many of Metro’s highest ridership days occur during Cherry Blossom season when weekend ridership can nearly double.

During the four-week period, through Sunday, April 14, trains on all Metrorail lines will run at regularly scheduled intervals, departing end-of-line stations every 12 minutes on Saturdays and every 15 minutes on Sundays. At stations served by multiple lines (e.g. Downtown DC), trains will arrive every 4-7 minutes. On the Red Line, trains will run as frequently as every 6 minutes between Shady Grove and Silver Spring during daytime hours.”

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