Metro weekend track work February 8-10
Single tracking on Red & Orange lines
This news release has been updated to reflect the following change:
Orange Line single tracking on Sunday, Feb. 10, has been cancelled. As a result, Orange Line trains will operate normally on Sunday (no single tracking) on a regular schedule. Single tracking will take place as planned after 10 p.m. Friday and all day Saturday.
The ongoing effort to rebuild and upgrade the Metrorail system to provide safer and more reliable service will continue over the weekend of February 8-10 on the Red and Orange lines. The work will begin at 10 p.m. Friday and continue through system closing on Sunday.
Metro is advancing Metro Forward, 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, Metro Forward 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 Metro buses and the rehabilitate 100 more; renovate three bus garages; and install 30 new track turnouts.
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 12:04 pm, February 4, 2013.