Posted: Aug 13, 2012 Expiration: Aug 19, 2012

Red Line weekend track work August 17-19: Buses replace trains between Silver Spring & NoMa-Gallaudet U

Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, August 17, and continuing through system closing on Sunday, August 19, buses will replace Red Line trains between Silver Spring and NoMa-Gallaudet U stations to allow for tie and insulator renewal, structural work, platform reconstruction and fiber optic cable installation.

Red Line trains will operate in two segments throughout the weekend:

  • Between Glenmont and Silver Spring every 10 minutes during daytime hours and at regular weekend intervals at other times
  • Between NoMa-Gallaudet U and Shady Grove every 10 minutes during daytime hours and at regular weekend intervals at other times

Free shuttle buses will replace trains between Silver Spring and NoMa-Gallaudet U stations.  Three stations -- Takoma, Brookland and Rhode Island Ave -- will be closed. Fort Totten Station will be open for Green and Yellow line service only.

Customers using shuttle bus service should allow 50 minutes of additional travel time.

Customers traveling between Fort Totten and Downtown DC may wish to consider using Green or Yellow line service to avoid delays. 

On Friday night, the last Red Line trains to operate through the area before work begins will be the 9:03 p.m. departure from Shady Grove and the 9:37 p.m. departure from Glenmont.

Last Train Information:  The last train from Glenmont will depart 47 minutes earlier than normal -- at 1:50 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights and at 10:50 p.m. on Sunday night -- to allow for shuttle bus connections.  

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