Posted: Jun 21, 2013 Expiration: Jun 23, 2013

Weekend service adjustments June 21-23 due to rebuilding

Platform WorkMetro's multi-year rebuilding effort will continue over the weekend of June 21-23 with service adjustments on the Red and Orange lines beginning at 10 p.m. Friday night and continuing through system closing on Sunday.

There is no scheduled work this weekend on the Blue, Yellow or Green lines.  Trains on these lines will operate at normal weekend intervals, with Yellow Line trains operating to/from Fort Totten.

Metro is investing $5.5 billion to install new rail, ties, platforms, escalators, signals, lighting, communication systems, and more. It represents the largest capital investment -- and work effort -- since the system's original construction in the early 1970s.

Red Line Red Line  10 p.m. Fri., June 21 through closing Sun., June 23
         Buses replace trains between Forest Glen & Rhode Island Ave

Red Line trains will operate as follows:

  • Between Shady Grove & Rhode Island Ave - Every 10 minutes 9AM-9PM and regular weekend intervals (every 15-20 minutes) at other times
  • Between Forest Glen & Glenmont - Every 10 minutes 9AM-9PM and regular weekend intervals (every 15-20 minutes) at other times

Free shuttle buses will replace Red Line trains between Rhode Island Ave & Forest Glen to allow for ongoing platform reconstruction, tie replacement, drainage improvements, communication system upgrades and track maintenance.

Stations closed: Brookland, Takoma & Silver Spring. (Fort Totten open for Green & Yellow only.)

Shuttle buses will operate continuously between Forest Glen & Rhode Island Ave on two routes:

  • Limited-stop buses will operate between Forest Glen and Rhode Island Ave stations, with one stop at Silver Spring. Add up to 40 minutes of travel time.
  • Local buses will operate between Forest Glen & Rhode Island Ave, with intermediate stops at Silver Spring, Takoma, Fort Totten and Brookland stations. Add 10 minutes of travel time for each station stop. For example, if traveling from Brookland to Rhode Island Avenue, add 10 minutes for one stop. If traveling from Fort Totten to Forest Glen should add 30 minutes because the bus makes three stops.

Travel tip: If you normally drive and park at stations on the eastern leg of the Red Line (e.g. Glenmont, Silver Spring, Takoma), consider parking at stations on the western side of the line instead.  Good options include Grosvenor, Rockville and Shady Grove.

Change to last train time (Glenmont to Forest Glen): On Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, the last train from Glenmont to Forest Glen will depart 53 minutes earlier than normal to allow for shuttle bus connections.  The last train will depart Glenmont at 1:44 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights and at 10:44 p.m. on Sunday.

Orange LineOrange Line  10 p.m. Fri., June 21 through closing Sun., June 23
         New Carrollton and Landover stations only

Orange Line trains will operate at normal weekend service intervals between Vienna & Cheverly stations.  Normal weekend intervals are every 12 minutes during daytime hours and every 15-20 minutes at other times.

Due to a single-track work zone between Cheverly & New Carrollton, every other Orange Line train will run between Vienna and Cheverly only, rather than between Vienna and New Carrollton. Crews will be performing extensive track maintenance, including tie, fastener and insulator renewal.

As a result, passengers traveling to or from Landover or New Carrollton stations ONLY may experience travel times up to 15 minutes longer than normal.

    Regular service (no scheduled work)

For more information

For schedules, real-time train arrivals and station information, visit Metro riders can access Metro's new mobile website by entering into their smartphone browser. For assistance by phone, call Metro customer information at (202) 637-7000 [TTY 202-638-3780].




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