Metro News Release

For immediate release: February 13, 2012

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Metro track work for Presidents' Day Weekend Feb. 17-20
Buses replace trains on the Orange Line between Rosslyn & Virginia Square; Buses replace trains on the Red Line between Medical Center & White Flint

Metro will continue efforts to rebuild the rail system over the three-day holiday weekend of February 17-20. The work will begin at 10 p.m. Friday and continue through system closing on Monday.

Orange Line

  • Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through system closing on Monday, shuttle buses will replace Orange Line trains between Rosslyn and Virginia Square to allow for NTSB-recommended switch replacement near Clarendon.
  • Orange Line trains will operate in two segments: between Vienna and Virginia Square at normal weekend service levels, and between Rosslyn and New Carrollton at normal weekend service levels.
  • Customers traveling through the work zone should allow 20-30 minutes of additional travel time.
  • On Friday night, the last trains to operate through the area before work begins will be the 9:28 p.m. departure from Vienna and the 9:06 p.m. departure from New Carrollton.
  • The last train from Vienna will depart 20 minutes earlier than normal--at 2:07 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, and at 11:07 p.m. on Sunday and Monday nights.  Last train times from New Carrollton will not change.

Blue Line

  • No scheduled work. Trains will operate on a regular weekend schedule.

Red Line

  • Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through system closing on Monday, shuttle buses will replace Red Line trains between Medical Center and White Flint to allow for NTSB-recommended track circuit module replacement, rail fastener renewal, track maintenance and fiber optic cable work to improve cell phone coverage.
  • Red Line trains will operate in two segments: between Shady Grove and White Flint at normal weekend service levels, and between Medical Center and Glenmont at normal weekend service levels.
  • Customers traveling through the work zone should allow 20-30 minutes of additional travel time.
  • On Friday night, the last trains to operate through the area before work begins will be the 9:43 p.m. departure from Shady Grove and the 9:05 p.m. departure from Glenmont.
  • The last train from Shady Grove will depart 20 minutes earlier than normal--at 2:10 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, and at 11:10 p.m. on Sunday and Monday nights.  Last train times from Glenmont will not change.

Green Line

  • No scheduled work. Trains will operate on a regular weekend schedule.

Yellow Line

  • No scheduled work. Trains will operate on a regular weekend schedule

Metro is advancing a six-year, $5 billion Capital Improvement Program (CIP) that is focused on safety and bringing the Metro system into a state of good repair. In FY2012, the CIP includes projects to replace escalators; retrofit track; replace critical track circuitry and equipment along the right of way; rehabilitate third-rail power systems, running rail and track pads; modernize 12 stations; replace 100 Metrobuses and the rehabilitate 100 more; renovate three bus garages; and install 30 new track turnouts.

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 wmata.com.

News release issued at 12:31 pm, February 13, 2012.


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