Metro News Release

For immediate release: January 8, 2009

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Track maintenance to affect Metro's Blue and Red lines this weekend
Blue and Red Line riders should add 20 minutes to their trips this weekend

Track maintenance on the Blue and Red lines this weekend (January 9-11) will cause inbound and outbound trains to take turns sharing one track.

Blue Line Track Maintenance

Metrorail customers traveling between the Stadium-Armory and Addison Road-Seat Pleasant Metrorail stations should add at least 20 minutes of travel time because of floating slab replacement. Floating slabs are large sections of concrete which rest on doughnut-shaped, rubber pads. The floating slabs support the railroad tracks over which the trains run and absorb vibrations and noise from trains. Trains will share one track between these locations from 10 p.m., Friday, January 9, to closing (midnight) on Sunday, January 11.

Red Line Track Maintenance

Metrorail customers traveling between the Grosvenor-Strathmore and Medical Center Metrorail stations should add at least 20 minutes of travel time for their trips because personnel will replace rail fasteners that stabilize the rail tracks. Trains will share one track between these locations from 7 a.m., Saturday, January 10, to closing (midnight) on Sunday, January 11.

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News release issued at 12:43 pm, January 8, 2009.


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