Final installation and testing underway at stations
As we approach the final week of this summer's Blue and Yellow line shutdown, all of the platform edges have been completely rebuilt and new slip-resistant tile is in place on the platforms at all six stations. Finishing work is being completed at the stations and rigorous testing and coordination is underway to turn the equipment back over to Metro.
With 10 days left until the stations reopen on Sept. 9, Metro and its contractors are teaming up to ensure all components that were replaced and repaired this summer have been tested for operational readiness. This includes:
- testing the alignment between the new platform edges and the tracks;
- bringing power back to the stations' public address systems, digital displays, fire alarms, elevators and escalators;
- reconnecting these systems to Metro's networks; and
- ensuring that all safety measures have been met.