Metro News Release

For immediate release: March 8, 2012

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Metro weekday track work planner for March 12-16, 2012

Metro will advance rebuilding efforts during off-peak hours Monday, March 12, through Friday, March 16, 2012.

Red Line

  • Monday through Thursday, beginning at 10 p.m. each night, Red Line trains will single track between Takoma and Forest Glen for fiber optic cable installation and station platform repairs. Customers should allow 15 minutes of additional travel time.
  • Tuesday through Thursday, beginning at 8 p.m. each night, Red Line trains will single track between Van Ness and Medical Center to allow for NTSB-recommended track circuit module replacement. Customers should allow 15 minutes of additional travel time.

Orange Line

  • Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, Orange Line trains will single track between Vienna and West Falls Church to allow for rail fastener, tie and insulator renewal. Customers should expect minor delays.
  • Monday through Thursday, beginning at 10 p.m. each night, Orange Line trains will single track between East Falls Church and West Falls Church to allow for testing associated with the Dulles rail extension. Customers should allow 10 minutes of additional travel time.

Blue Line

  • Monday through Thursday, beginning at 10 p.m. each night, Orange Line trains will single track between Stadium-Armory and Addison Road to allow for repairs to floating slabs beneath the rails. Customers should allow 10 minutes of additional travel time.

Green Line

  • Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, trains will single track between College Park and Greenbelt for rail, fastener, tie and insulator renewal. Customers should allow about 10 minutes of additional travel time.

Yellow Line

  • No scheduled work.

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 8:18 am, March 9, 2012.


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