Thursday, January 21, 2010

Holiday weekend work to close Rosslyn, Arlington Cemetery stations

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Throughout the President's Day Holiday weekend, Metro in the District of Columbia area will close the Rosslyn Metrorail station on the Blue and Orange Lines and the Arlington Cemetery Metrorail station on the Blue Line from 10 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12 to closing, Monday, Feb. 15, while it undertakes a major track rehabilitation project. Normal service will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 5 a.m. 



During the President's Day Holiday weekend, Metro will install two new rail switches at the Rosslyn Metrorail station. In addition to the installation of new rail switches at the Rosslyn station, Metro will replace several hundred feet of rail, 300 track fasteners, 300 anchor bolts, repair 30 water leaks, replace 550 tunnel lights for safety, clean third rail insulators and cover boards and make track circuit upgrades at the Rosslyn Metrorail station. 



Metro's Emergency Management office is also taking advantage of the station closures and has arranged to conduct an emergency drill inside the closed Rosslyn Metrorail station in conjunction with Arlington County and the District of Columbia. 



The Orange Line will be split in two sections, the first between the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU and Court House Metrorail stations, and the second between the Foggy Bottom-GWU and New Carrollton Metrorail stations. The Blue Line will be split in two sections, the first between the Franconia-Springfield and Pentagon Metrorail stations, and the second between the Foggy Bottom-GWU and Largo Town Center Metrorail stations. 

Metro will operate free shuttle buses between the Court House, Rosslyn and Foggy Bottom Metrorail stations and between the Pentagon, Arlington Cemetery, Rosslyn and Foggy Bottom Metrorail stations throughout the President's Day Holiday weekend. 



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