Metro News Release

For immediate release: April 29, 2010

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Customers should expect lengthy delays on Metrorail this weekend
Trains will share one track on the Blue, Yellow lines

Customers can expect lengthy delays of up to 30 minutes this weekend (April 30 to May 2) as old track components are replaced on the Blue and Yellow lines. Inbound and outbound trains will take turns sharing one track on portions of the rail system while the work is taking place.

Metrorail customers traveling between the Braddock Road and Van Dorn Metrorail stations on the Blue Line and between the Braddock Road and Huntington Metrorail stations on the Yellow Line should add at least 30 minutes to their travel time because Metro will be replacing cross ties and welding new rail in place in that area. Trains will share one track between these locations from Friday, April 30 at 10 p.m. to closing (midnight) on Sunday, May 2.

On Saturday, May 1, and Sunday, May 2, all Blue Line trains will operate every 30 minutes between the Largo Town Center and Huntington Metrorail stations. Metro will operate a special Blue Line shuttle train that will depart approximately every 30 minutes at 17 minutes and 47 minutes after the hour between the Franconia-Springfield Metrorail station and the King Street Metrorail station. From there, customers will be able to catch another Blue or Yellow Line train headed toward Washington.

On Saturday, May 1, and Sunday, May 2, all Yellow Line trains will depart the Huntington Metrorail station approximately every 30 minutes at 2 minutes and 32 minutes after the hour and will operate to the Greenbelt Metrorail station.

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News release issued at 10:50 am, April 29, 2010.


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