Thursday, May 27, 2010

Construction of rail to Dulles causing weekend delays on Metro

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There will be no train service between the East Falls Church, Va., and West Falls Church-VT/UVA Metrorail stations during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, (May 29, 30 and 31), and the first two weekends in June (June 5-6 and 12-13) to allow the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project to undertake the first in a series of major construction activities that eventually will connect the new rail line to the existing Metrorail system. 



For three consecutive weekends, from 7 a.m., Saturday, May 29, to closing, on Monday, May 31, and all day long on Saturday, June 5, Sunday, June 6, Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13, the Orange Line will be split in two sections, the first running from Vienna/Fairfax-GMU to West Falls Church-VT/UVA Metrorail stations, and the second between the New Carrollton and East Falls Church Metrorail stations. The East Falls Church and West Falls Church-VT/UVA Metrorail stations will remain open. 



During the multi-day project, the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project contractors will conduct work on a pier located east of the West Falls Church-VT/UVA Metrorail station, drive piles along the fence adjacent to the I-66 west and eastbound lanes and replace ties on the tracks. All of this work is necessary to connect the new rail line to the Orange Line. 



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