Metro weekend track work August 3-5, 2012
Normal service on Blue, Yellow & Green lines; buses replace trains on portions of Red & Orange lines
Metro's rebuilding efforts will continue over the weekend of August 3-5, 2012, with scheduled track work on the Red and Orange lines only. Trains on the Blue, Yellow and Green lines will operate on a regular weekend schedule.
On the Red Line, buses will replace trains between Fort Totten and Union Station to allow for tie and insulator renewal, structural work, fiber optic cable installation, and DDOT bridge work near NoMa-Gallaudet U station. Red Line trains will operate in two segments throughout the weekend:
Free shuttle buses will replace trains between Fort Totten and Union Station. Three stations -- Brookland, Rhode Island Ave, and NoMa-Gallaudet U -- will be closed. Customers traveling between Fort Totten and Downtown DC may wish to consider using Green Line service as an alternate route.
On the Orange Line, buses will replace trains between Vienna and East Falls Church to allow for testing associated with the Silver Line Metrorail extension, as well as tie and insulator renewal. Orange Line trains will operate between East Falls Church and New Carrollton at regular weekend intervals. Buses will replace Orange Line trains between Vienna and East Falls Church. Three stations -- Vienna, Dunn Loring and West Falls Church -- will be closed.
Metro is advancing 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.
The Trip Planner on Metro’s website will not reflect the impact of this work on schedules. Customers are encouraged to sign up for MetroAlerts (wmata.com/metroalerts) to receive service information via email or text message.
For more information on traveling by Metrobus or Metrorail, customers may call 202-637-7000 or TTY 202-638-3780, or visit wmata.com.
News release issued at 11:16 am, August 1, 2012.