Metro News Release

For immediate release: April 30, 2012

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Metro weekend track work May 4-6, 2012
Buses replace trains between Greenbelt & Fort Totten; Red Line single tracking in two areas

This release has been updated to correct the amount of additional travel time customers using Green Line shuttle buses should allow.  Green Line customers using shuttle buses should add up to 50 minutes of additional travel time.

 

Metro's massive rebuilding effort will continue over the weekend of May 4-6.

The work will begin at 10 p.m. Friday, May 4 and continue through system closing on Sunday, May 6.

Green Line   [view advisory]
Free shuttle buses will replace Green Line trains between Greenbelt and Fort Totten to allow for NTSB-recommended switch replacement. The following 4 stations will be closed:

  • Greenbelt
  • College Park
  • Prince George's Plaza
  • West Hyattsville

Green Line trains will operate normally between Fort Totten and Branch Avenue. Customers using shuttle bus service should add up to 50 minutes to their travel time.

Yellow Line   [view advisory]
Due to Green Line track work, Yellow Line trains will operate between Mt. Vernon Square and Huntington only.

Red Line   [view advisory]
Trains will single track through two work areas:

  • Between Forest Glen and Takoma to allow for platform reconstruction at Takoma and Fort Totten stations, as well as fiber optic cable installation.
  • Between Van Ness and Dupont Circle to allow for rail and fastener renewal, as well as joint elimination for a smoother ride.

Red Line trains between Shady Grove and Glenmont will operate every 24 minutes throughout the weekend. Customers should allow 20 minutes of additional travel time. Between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, additional trains will operate between Farragut North and New York Avenue only, providing service every 12 minutes in the downtown core.

Orange Line   [view advisory]
Trains will single track between Eastern Market and Stadium-Armory to allow for track maintenance, insulator renewal, station dome repairs, platform tile replacement and aerial structure repairs, and between East Falls Church and West Falls Church to allow for testing associated with future Silver Line service. Throughout the weekend, Orange Line trains will operate every 20 minutes. Customers should allow about 10 minutes of additional travel time.
Note: Blue Line trains will operate 2 minutes before or after each Orange Line train.

Blue Line   [view advisory]
Trains will single track between Eastern Market and Stadium-Armory to allow for track maintenance, insulator renewal, station dome repairs, platform tile replacement and aerial structure repairs. Throughout the weekend, Blue Line trains will operate every 20 minutes. Customers should allow about 10 minutes of additional travel time.
Note: Orange Line trains will operate 2 minutes before or after each Blue Line train.

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News release issued at 9:45 am, April 30, 2012.


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