Track work planned for weekend of July 29-31
Service impacts on Red, Orange, Blue and Yellow lines
Metro's efforts to rebuild the rail system will continue this weekend on the Red, Orange, Blue and Yellow lines. The work will begin around 10 p.m. Friday, July 29, and continue through closing on Sunday, July 31.
Customers should take note of the following service impacts:
Major Track Work Planned for Weekend of August 6-7
Red Line customers should take note of major track work planned for the weekend of August 6-7. Buses will replace Red Line trains between Rockville and Bethesda stations, and four stations – Twinbrook, White Flint, Grosvenor and Medical Center – will be closed. In addition, on Sunday, August 7, Blue Line trains will operate to/from Huntington; Franconia-Springfield and Van Dorn Street stations will be closed. Shuttle buses will operate between Franconia-Springfield and Eisenhower Avenue stations via Van Dorn Street Station.
The Trip Planner on Metro’s website will not reflect the impact of this work on schedules. For more information on traveling by Metrobus or Metrorail, customers may call 202-637-7000 or TTY 202-638-3780, or visit metroopensdoors.com.
Metro is advancing a six-year, $5 billion Capital Improvement Program (CIP) that is focused on safety and maintaining the Metro system in a state of good repair. In FY2012, the CIP includes projects such as replacing escalators; retrofitting track; replacing track circuitry, signs and chain markers on the right of way; rehabilitating third rail, running rail and track pads; rehabilitating 12 Metrorail stations; purchasing 150 new police radios; the replacement of 100 Metrobuses and the rehabilitation of 100 more; rehabilitating three bus garages; and installing 30 track turnouts. For more information, visit metroforward.com.
News release issued at 1:25 pm, July 25, 2011.