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Friday, August 14, 2009

D.C. Metro schedules weekend track and signal work

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Track circuit repairs on the Red Line and track maintenance on the Orange Line the weekend of August 14-16 will cause inbound and outbound trains to take turns sharing one track. Customers should add at least 30 minutes of time to their trips. 


There will be no Red Line trains serving the Fort Totten Metrorail station during that time. Due to track circuit repairs, Red Line trains will operate between the Shady Grove and Brookland-CUA Metrorail stations and between the Glenmont and Takoma Metrorail stations from 10 p.m. August 14, to closing (midnight) on August 16. Free shuttle buses will take Red Line riders between Brookland-CUA, Fort Totten and the Takoma Metrorail stations. 


Metrorail customers traveling between the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU and West Falls Church-VT/UVA Metrorail stations should add at least 30 minutes to their travel time because Metro will be replacing rail. Trains will share one track between these locations from 8 p.m., August 14, to closing (midnight) on Sunday, August 16. 

On Saturday, August 15, and Sunday, August 16, every other Orange Line train traveling toward the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metrorail station will terminate at the West Falls Church-VT/UVA Metrorail station and return to the New Carrollton Metrorail station. 

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