Metro News Release

For immediate release: March 12, 2009

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Track maintenance to affect Metro's Yellow, Green and Orange lines this weekend
Yellow Line trains will not operate between the Mt. Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center and Fort Totten Metrorail stations

Track maintenance on the Orange, Yellow and Green lines this weekend (March 13-15) will cause inbound and outbound trains to take turns sharing one track.

Yellow and Green Line Track Maintenance

Metrorail customers traveling between the Mount Vernon Sq-7th St Convention Center and U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Metrorail stations should add 30 minutes of travel time because of switch replacement work at the Mount Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center Metrorail station. A switch is an intersection in the track, where trains can “switch” from one track to another, depending on their destination and route.

Trains will share one track between these locations from 10 p.m., Friday, March 13, to closing (midnight) on Sunday, March 15. Regular service will resume on Monday, March 16.

Additionally, Yellow Line trains will not operate between the Mt. Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center and Fort Totten Metrorail stations. Customers who normally ride the Yellow Line to the Fort Totten Metrorail station will need to board a Green Line train. Yellow Line trains will only operate between the Huntington and Mt. Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center Metrorail stations this weekend.

Orange Line Track Maintenance

Metrorail customers traveling between the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU and West Falls Church-VT/UVA Metrorail stations should add at least 30 minutes of travel time because personnel will replace crossties, the track support structures. Trains will share one track between these locations from 8 p.m., Friday, March 13, to closing (midnight), on Sunday, March 15.

To help expedite rail travel back to Washington, D.C., every other Orange Line train in the direction of the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metrorail station will terminate at the West Falls Church-VT/UVA Metrorail station and return to the New Carrollton Metrorail station.

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News release issued at 9:14 am, March 12, 2009.


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