Posted: Feb 21, 2013 Expiration: Feb 25, 2013

Orange Line weekend service changes February 22-24

Friday, February 22 at 10 p.m. until system closing Sunday, February 24

Orange Line trains will operate between New Carrollton and Ballston at regular weekend frequencies.

SHUTTLE BUSES REPLACE TRAINS between Vienna and Ballston

  • Free shuttle buses will replace Orange Line trains between Vienna and Ballston to allow for signal system integration with the new Silver Line extension.
  • Four stations will be closed: Vienna, Dunn Loring, West Falls Church and East Falls Church.
  • Shuttle bus service between Vienna and Ballston will operate on two routes:
    • Express buses will operate between Vienna and Ballston only; customers should add 25 minutes of additional travel time.
    • Local buses will run between Vienna and Ballston serving all intermediate stops; customers should add up to 50 minutes of travel time.

Other weekend advisories: Red Line | Green Line

Customer Service is available by calling 202-637-7000 or TTY 202-638-3780.

This ongoing effort to rebuild and upgrade the Metrorail system to provide safer and more reliable service is part of 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.


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