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Old 02-13-2012, 01:48 PM
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Default Metro Track Work for Presidents' Day Weekend February 17-20



Metro Track Work for Presidents'
Day Weekend February 17-20


Buses replace trains on the Orange Line between Rosslyn & Virginia Square;
Buses replace trains on the Red Line between Medical Center & White Flint

Metro will continue efforts to rebuild the rail system over the three-day holiday weekend of February 17-20. The work will begin at 10 p.m. Friday and continue through system closing on Monday.

Orange Line
  • Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through system closing on Monday, shuttle buses will replace Orange Line trains between Rosslyn and Virginia Square to allow for NTSB-recommended switch replacement near Clarendon.
  • Orange Line trains will operate in two segments: between Vienna and Virginia Square at normal weekend service levels, and between Rosslyn and New Carrollton at normal weekend service levels.
  • Customers traveling through the work zone should allow 20-30 minutes of additional travel time.
  • Information regarding last train times will be posted here later this week.

Blue Line
  • No scheduled work. Trains will operate on a regular weekend schedule.

Red Line
  • Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through system closing on Monday, shuttle buses will replace Red Line trains between Medical Center and White Flint to allow for NTSB-recommended track circuit module replacement, rail fastener renewal, track maintenance and fiber optic cable work to improve cell phone coverage.
  • Red Line trains will operate in two segments: between Shady Grove and White Flint at normal weekend service levels, and between Medical Center and Glenmont at normal weekend service levels.
  • Customers traveling through the work zone should allow 20-30 minutes of additional travel time.
  • Information regarding last train times will be posted here later this week.

Green Line
  • No scheduled work. Trains will operate on a regular weekend schedule.

Yellow Line
  • No scheduled work. 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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