Monday, November 02, 2009

D.C. Metro sets November weekend track maintenance schedule

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In November, Metro in Washington, D.C., will replace fasteners and cross ties, trim leaves and weeds in preparation for the upcoming slippery rail season, make tunnel repairs and repairs to its aerial structures to upkeep the tracks and help ensure reliable Metrorail service. Customers should expect travel delays during the weekends of Nov. 6 to 8, Nov. 13 to 15, and Nov. 20 to 22. However, track work will be suspended during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. 



From Friday, Nov. 6, to Sunday, Nov. 8, 

Orange Line Metrorail customers traveling between the Cheverly and Stadium-Armory Metrorail stations should add at least 30 minutes to their travel time because Metro will replace crossties and conduct maintenance on the aerial structure outside the Stadium-Armory Metrorail station. Trains will share one track between these locations the entire weekend from 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, to closing (midnight) on Sunday, Nov. 8. 



Blue and Yellow Line -- Metrorail customers traveling between the Braddock Road and Van Dorn Street (Blue Line) and Huntington (Yellow Line) Metrorail stations should add 30 minutes of travel time for their trips Nov. 6-8 because Metro will be trimming weeds and leaves along the rail tracks. Trains will share one track between these locations from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Nov. 7-8. 

All Blue and Yellow Line trains will operate to the Huntington Metrorail station during these times. Metro will operate a special Blue Line shuttle train between the Franconia-Springfield and King Street Metrorail stations. At King Street, customers will be able to catch a Blue or Yellow Line train to the Largo Town Center or Fort Totten Metrorail stations. 



From Friday, Nov. 13, to Monday, Nov. 15, 

Orange Line Metrorail customers traveling between the East Falls Church and Ballston-MU Metrorail stations should add at least 20 minutes of travel time to their trips because Metro will replace crossties. Trains will share one track between these locations throughout the weekend. 

Red Line Metrorail customers traveling between the Friendship Heights and Van Ness-UDC Metrorail stations should add at least 20 minutes to their travel time for their trips because Metro will replace rail fasteners and make tunnel repairs. Trains will share one track between these locations throughout the weekend.

From 

Friday, Nov. 20, to Sunday, Nov. 22 

Red Line Metrorail customers traveling between the Medical Center and Grosvenor-Strathmore Metrorail stations should add at least 20 minutes to their travel time because Metro will replace rail fasteners and make tunnel repairs. Trains will share one track between these locations the entire. Orange Line Metrorail customers traveling between the East Falls Church and Ballston-MU Metrorail stations should add at least 20 minutes of travel time to their trips because Metro will replace crossties. Trains will share one track between these locations. 

Blue and Yellow Line Metrorail customers traveling between the Braddock Road and Van Dorn Street (Blue Line) and Huntington (Yellow Line) Metrorail stations should add at least 30 minutes of travel time for their trips because Metro will be trimming leaves and weeds along the rail tracks.

From 

Friday, Nov. 27, to Sunday, Nov. 29, there is no track maintenance scheduled.

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