Posted: Jun 21, 2013 Expiration: Jun 23, 2013
Weekend service adjustments June 21-23 due to rebuilding
Metro'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 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:
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:
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 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
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