Metro advises Orange Line customers to expect delays at five stations Monday
Due to unforeseen construction difficulties over the weekend, Metro expects that Orange Line trains will begin the service day Monday with single tracking between New Carrollton and Cheverly stations. As a result, Orange Line service on the eastern end of the line will be reduced.
The reduced service will mostly affect the five stations on the eastern end of the Orange Line -- New Carrollton, Landover, Cheverly, Deanwood, and Minnesota Avenue -- where trains will run about every 16 minutes, rather than every 8 minutes.
Every other Orange Line train will begin/end at Stadium-Armory, rather than New Carrollton, preserving relatively normal service levels between Vienna and Stadium-Armory.
Customers who normally drive to stations on the eastern Orange Line may wish to consider Largo Town Center or Morgan Boulevard on the Blue/Silver lines as alternates tomorrow.
The construction delay was caused by mechanical issues with mobile concrete plants used to pour new concrete pads under the rails. Metro crews and contractors will need additional time to pour concrete and allow it to properly cure before reinstalling the rails on which trains operate.
Customers traveling to or from the five affected Orange Line stations should allow 10 to 15 minutes of additional travel time.
Metro will provide additional updates on Monday morning.