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Old 01-30-2012, 11:10 AM
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Default Metro Track Work for Weekend of February 3-5



Metro Track Work for Weekend of February 3-5

Buses replace trains on sections of the Blue and Orange lines

Metro will continue efforts to rebuild the rail system over the weekend of February 3-5. The work will begin at 10 p.m. Friday and continue through system closing on Sunday.

Orange and Blue Lines
  • Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through system closing on Sunday, shuttle buses will replace Orange Line trains between Court House and Foggy Bottom and Blue Line trains between Pentagon and Foggy Bottom to allow for rail fastener renewal, insulator replacement and sludge removal from the tunnel beneath the Potomac River.
  • Two stations Rosslyn and Arlington Cemetery will be closed.
  • Free shuttle bus service will be provided between Court House, Rosslyn and Foggy Bottom, and between Pentagon, Arlington Cemetery, Rosslyn and Foggy Bottom.
  • Orange Line trains will operate in two segments: between Vienna and Court House every 20 minutes, and between Foggy Bottom and New Carrollton at normal weekend service levels.
  • Blue Line trains will operate in two segments: between Franconia-Springfield and Mt. Vernon Square via the Yellow Line bridge at normal weekend service levels, and between Foggy Bottom and Largo Town Center at normal weekend service levels.
  • Customers traveling through the work zone should allow 20-30 minutes of additional travel time.
  • Note: To ensure connections with shuttle bus service, some "last train" times may be adjusted. Please check this page later in the week for details.

Red Line
  • Red Line trains will single track between Van Ness and Friendship Heights to allow for rail fastener renewal, leak repairs and track bed cleaning, and between New York Avenue and Rhode Island Avenue for DDOT bridge work.
  • Trains will depart Shady Grove and Glenmont every 15 minutes throughout the weekend.
  • On Saturday and Sunday between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., additional trains operate between Van Ness and New York Avenue every 15 minutes, resulting in service every 7-8 minutes through Downtown.
  • Customers traveling through the work zone should allow 10-15 minutes of additional travel time.

Yellow and Green Lines
  • No work is scheduled this weekend on the Green or Yellow lines. Trains will operate on a regular weekend schedule.
Metro is advancing 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, the CIP 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 Metrobuses and the rehabilitate 100 more; renovate three bus garages; and install 30 new track turnouts.
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